Weekend round-up: Brian Fox captains Tipperary to league final success

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Weekend round-up: Brian Fox captains Tipperary to league final success

Tipperary senior football captain Brian Fox lifts the trophy at Croke Park. Photo: Eamonn McGee

Brian Fox captained the Tipperary footballers to a nine-point win over Louth (3-19 to 0-19) in the Allianz National Football League division three final at Croke Park, Dublin on Saturday.

And, this was impressive stuff from the Tipp men. Despite a slow start the Premier County created a whole raft of goal-scoring opportunities, fired nineteen points, hit fifteen wides and dropped two shots short in an accomplished display of attacking football.

To read a report on this game please click here, for senior manager Liam Kearns’ reaction to the win click here and for Conor Sweeney’s thoughts on the win please click here.

MINOR HURLING

Meanwhile on Wednesday night a late, late surge from Liam Cahill’s Tipperary minor hurling team earned the Premier County a three-point win over Limerick in a highly-entertaining Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles (4-15 to 2-18).

For a report from this game please click here and for the reaction of manager Liam Cahill please click here.

UNDER-17 FOOTBALL

On Tuesday last the Tipperary under-17 footballers earned a four-point win (0-14 to 0-10) over Clare at Semple Stadium - to read a report on this contest please click here.

RUGBY

Cashel RFC edged an enthralling Ulster Bank League division 2A contest at Spafield under lights on Friday night - the home just about deserved the win (13-10) following a ferociously-fought affair. For a full report on this game please click here.