SH Challenge: Tipp topple Offaly
January 06, 2014
A win for Tipperary over Offaly.
Conor Kenny, David Collins and John 'Bubbles' O'Dywer netted goals as Tipperary secured a 14-point victory over Offaly in a SH challenge at Moneygall.
Former Kildare player Kenny and Collins struck in the first half for Eamon O'Shea's charges who went in at the break with a 2-9 to 0-6 lead having played with the advantage of a strong wind in the first half.
Joe Bergin hit all of the Faithful County's first half scores from placed balls while Tomas Geraghty struck for the Faithful County's goal in the 48th minute.
O'Dwyer cancelled that strike out, however, with six minutes left on the clock and the Premier County will enter Sunday's Waterford Crystal Cup opener against Limerick IT in a confident frame of mind.
Tipperary - J Logue; P Stapleton, C O'Mahony, J Peters; S McGrath, J Barry, T Treacy; N McGrath (0-1), S Kennedy (0-1); D Collins (1-1), J O'Dwyer (1-5, 0-2f), S O'Brien; L McGrath, C Kenny (1-5), S Bourke (0-2). Subs: P Murphy (0-1) for L McGrath, D Maher for S O'Brien, T Hamill for O'Mahony, C O'Brien (0-2) for Treacy.
Offaly - C Slevin; C McDonald, S Coughlan, J Rigney; D Egan, D Short, D Morkham; T Carroll, K Brady; S Cleary (0-1), J Bergin (0-6f), P Geraghty (0-2); T Geraghty (1-0), C Parlon, M Egan. Subs: B Carroll (0-1) for Bergin, D Kilmartin for T Carroll, N Wynne for Coughlan, S Gardiner for D Egan.
Referee - J Ryan.
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