Peter Creedon’s Tipperary footballers will seek a precious Allianz National Football League Division Three win over rivals Limerick when the sides meet at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday, February 8th (2pm).
Limerick registered an impressive 0-14 to 1-9 victory over Sligo on Sunday last while Tipperary lost (0-13 to 2-8) against Armagh.
Two late Jamie Clarke points helped Armagh toward that narrow win, but the Tipp camp were angered by referee David Coldrick’s decision to award a penalty on the stroke of half-time which Clarke converted.
That three-pointer put Armagh ahead 1-4 to 0-4 and while Tipperary regained the lead a Mark Shields goal propelled Armagh ahead again after Robbie Kiely was red carded - Kiely was dismissed following an off-the-ball incident with Stefan Campbell.
Meanwhile Limerick got their league campaign off to an ideal start when defeating Sligo at Kilmallock on Sunday.
Sligo performed well, but Limerick held off their challenge impressively.
Although it is still early in the campaign if Tipperary harbour ambitions of earning one of the two promotion spots on offer the Premier will need to avoid defeat at the very least against Limerick.
The sides clashed during last year’s championship when Tipperary won impressively on a 2-14 to 1-11 scoreline in Limerick.
Sunday’s clash certainly looks like it will be keenly contested and we appeal to you to support the team.