SF qualifier: Mourne men oust Tipp

June 09, 2019

Down's Conor Poland and Kevin McKernan with Tipperary's Steven O'Brien. ©INPHO/Philip Magowan.

Down came from behind to earn a 1-13 to 1-10 victory over Tipperary at Newry.

Donal O'Hare supplied the victors' goal in the 59th minute as the Mourne County battled to their first back-door win in five years, Corey Quinn slotting three crucial points after entering the fray off the bench.

Philip Austin's goal handed the Premier County a 1-5 to 0-5 interval lead but Paddy Tally's charges were much improved upon the restart with Pat Havern bagging a quickfire brace, replacements Quinn, Barry O'Hagan and Paul Devlin all hitting important second-half scores as they advanced to the second round.

Down - R Burns (0-1'45); D O’Hagan (0-1), B McArdle, G Collins; R McAleenan, K McKernan, D Guinness; J Flynn, C Poland; C Francis, P Havern (0-3), J Guinness; J Johnston (0-1), D O’Hare (1-0), C Harrison (0-2). Subs: P Devlin (0-1) for C Poland, O McCabe for D Guinness, P Laverty for J Guinness, C Quinn (0-3) for J Johnston, B O’Hagan (0-1) for P Havern, C Maginn for D O’Hare.

Tipperary - E Comerford; A Campbell, J Meagher, S O’Connell; D Brennan, R Kiely, E Moloney; S O’Brien, J Kennedy (0-1'45); J Keane, P Austin (1-1), B Fox; C Sweeney (0-4f), M Quinlavin (0-1), L McGrath (0-2f). Subs: B Maher for L McGrath, L Casey (0-1) for J Kennedy, K Fahey for E Moloney, Liam Boland for P Austin, P Maher for J Keane.

Referee - F Kelly.

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