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A case of a point dropped for Tipperary Footballers against Fermanagh

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 1:25pm
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A case of a point dropped for Tipperary Footballers against Fermanagh

Philip Austin gets away from Lee Culllen. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

A case of a point dropped for Tipperary Footballers against Fermanagh

Philip Austin gets away from Lee Culllen. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

By Michael Dundon

 

In a division in which Tipperary are rubbing shoulders with the elite of the nation’s footballers, it is imperative that you win your home games if you are to prosper or survive.

Tipperary failed to do this last Sunday when hosting Fermanagh in a tie the home county could comfortably have won, and yet had to rely on a 74th minute pointed free by Liam McGrath to salvage a division of the spoils in a 2-5 all draw.

To say this was disappointing is an understatement. This tie was “a banker” for Tipperary points in a very competitive division that also features such high fliers as Donegal, Armagh, Kidare and Cork, all of whom have been dining at football’s top table. Though it is early days yet, the point dropped last Sunday could come back to haunt Tipperary when the tallies are totted up at the end.

Particularly galling for the home county is the fact that they created enough chances to win but three gilt-edged goal opportunities went abegging, and at this level of competition wasting chances like these is a luxury Tipperary cannot afford.

 

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