Free-scoring Carley dominates Tipperary clash

Wexford 2-19 Tipperary 2-15

Wexford 2-19 Tipperary 2-15

Wexford wing forward Paul Carley struck eleven points as his side ended Tipperary's two-game unbeaten NHL Division 1B run at Semple Stadium.

The Premier men initially held a 1-08 to 0-06 half-time lead - Mark O'Leary goaled on 33 minutes to swing the tie purposely in their favour.

The opening quarter had been dominated by three foolish sin-bins - Wexford duo Darren Stamp and Diarmuid Lyng walked, while Tipp's Philly Maher also went for an early bath.

Redmond Barry netted on the restart for the visitors, but any thoughts of a Wexford revival were stamped out when Evan Sweeney forced his shot home on 41 minutes - only for Nigel Higgins to bulge the Tipp net four minutes later.

Although Wexford lost Dessie Mythen in the closing stages for their third yellow card, Carley produced heroics - levelling the match on 67 minutes - then helping himself to four late points with Michael Jacob also screwing one over for the victors.

Meanwhile at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick went on a four-goal rampage against Down - earning a 4-25 to 1-09 win to end their barren spell of two straight defeats.

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