Tipperary’s Trip to Armagh plus Details of Supporters’ Buses

Tipperary Must Win in Armagh to Secure Promotion Plus Information Regarding Supporters’ Buses to the Game

Tipperary V Armagh

Allianz Football League Division 3

Athletic Grounds, Armagh

Sunday, April 2nd



Despite losing to Louth last weekend Tipperary are very much in the promotion hunt with one game remaining and will travel to the Athletic Grounds, Armagh City this Sunday knowing only a win will do.



W D L +/-




5 0 1 12




4 1 1 46




4 0 2 18




2 1 3 -5




2 0 4 -6




2 0 4 -19




2 0 4 -19




2 0 4 -27



While officially this is a league group game, the way results have transpired means that it has taken on much more significance and only a win will see Tipperary promoted. Armagh on the other hand will go up if they win or if the game ends in a draw based on their superior points difference.

In preparation for the match Tipperary manager Liam Kearns requested that the South Tipperary under-21 final between Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers, which was due to take place this Saturday, be postponed. Both teams contain a number of players that are involved in the senior set-up and the board have agreed to this request.

The last time Tipperary and Armagh met in the league was in 2015 with the Orchard County coming out on top with a 2-8 to 0-13 win in a game that incensed then Tipperary manager, Peter Creedon. The result ultimately cost Tipperary promotion and referee David Goldrick came in for stinging criticism afterwards. His decision to award Robbie Kiely a red card, followed by a generous quantity of injury time in which the home side scored two late points irked the Tipperary boss. He also awarded Armagh a penalty in the 34th minute which Jamie Clarke duly converted.

Tipperary however had some fine performances on the day with Conor Sweeney and Colin O Riordan scoring 0-7 between them.

Lets hope for a better result this time round.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Sweeney 0-4 (frees), C O’Riordan 0-3, B Grogan 0-2 (0-1f), S O’Brien 0-2, M Quinlivan, G Hananigan 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; A Campbell, P Codd, A Morrissey; S Kennedy, P Acheson, R Kiely; C O’Riordan, S O’Brien; G Hannigan, B Grogan, B Fox; C Sweeney M Quinlivan, I Fahy.

Subs: P Austin for Fahy (52), B Mulvilhill for Grogan (64), S Flynn for Hannigan (66).

Yellow cards: Hannigan (40), Codd (47), Austin (67), O’Riordan (71).

Scorers for Armagh: J Clarke 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), M Shields 1-0, T Kernan, A Forker, M McKenna 0-1 each.

ARMAGH: T Harney; F Moriarty, C Vernon, M Murray; M Shields (1-0), C McKeever, S Connell; A Findon, S Campbell; E McVerry, M McKenna, A Forker; T Kernan, C Rafferty, J Clarke.
Subs: A Mallon for Moriarty (42), K Dyas for Connell (42), S Harold for Dyas (54), C O’Hanlon for Kernan (58), E Rafferty for Shields (60).

Yellow Cards: Findon (28), Moriarty (35), McKenna (46).

Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)

Click here for highlights from the 2010 league encounter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h66cFsi33NE

In other news the Dublin working group of the Friends of Tipperary Football are organising a bus to the game from the capital. This bus leaves Chaplin’s Bar, Hawkins Street at 11:15am. There are only a few places remaining so if you’d like to book your place please contact Jimmy D’Arcy immediately at darcyjim@gmail.com.

There is also a bus leaving Tipperary and the cost is €15. If you’d like to reserve a place please contact Eddie Ryan on 086 8334553. Again numbers are limited so early booking is advised.