Tipp Footballers Relegated From Division Three, But Not Without A Fight

Allianz National Football League Division Three : Tipperary 0-12 Longford 0-12

Allianz National Football League Division Three : Tipperary 0-12 Longford 0-12

A point from this Allianz National Football League Division Three game against Longford at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening was not enough to stave off relegation, but a battling Tipperary side deserved their first point in this year’s competition against the table-toppers Longford who secured promotion by virtue of the draw.

Tipp’s best performance of the competition came in adverse circumstances. Manager John Evans resigned a week previously and to add to their woes they played the last 20 minutes of the game a man short - Philip Austin, the team captain, was red-carded following an incident in the Longford goalmouth in which colleague Barry Grogan was injured. Not surprisingly then that caretaker manager Tommy Twomey was very pleased with his charges: “I am very pleased with the attitude of our players.

“They showed what was in them tonight. They deserved to get something from this game.

“We had lost our way for a while and lost our focus in doing what we are good at, but tonight we showed we are good enough to match the best in the division.

Photo shows Barry Grogan in action for Tipperary

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