Limerick and Waterford remain unbeaten

Limerick and Waterford remain unbeaten in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League, while Clare were also victorious at the weekend.

Limerick and Waterford remain unbeaten in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League, while Clare were also victorious at the weekend.

Limerick claimed a slender 0-12 to 1-8 victory over Offaly at O'Connor Park in Tullamore this afternoon.

Offaly led by 1-6 to 0-7 at the interval, with Brian Connor netting their goal early on.

Scores from Stephen Lavin and Eoghan O'Connor brought Limerick within a point of Offaly on the restart, while an Ian Ryan score levelled the contest in the final quarter.

A 65th minute O'Connor point proved decisive as Limerick ran out one-point winners.

Clare registered their first victory of this year's league campaign with a 1-14 to 2-8 triumph over FBD League champions Leitrim at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada in Carrick-On-Shannon.

The visitors trailed by 1-5 to 1-4 at the interval, with a David Tubridy goal bringing them back to life after a strong Leitrim start.

Leitrim were in firm command early on and led by 1-5 to 0-1 after 25 minutes with Conor Beirne grabbing their goal.

Clare took the lead on the restart thanks to scores from Gary Brennan and Podge McMahon and continued to stay ahead in the final quarter, despite a late Emlyn Mulligan goal for Leitrim.

On Saturday, goals from Paul Whyte and Robert Ahearne helped Waterford to a 2-8 to 0-9 success over Tipperary at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.

Niall Carew's side led by 1-4 to 0-6 at half-time, with Whyte netting their opening goal to push them into a 1-2 to 0-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Peter Acheson and Barry Grogan tried hard for Tipperary and levelled the tie in the early stages of the second period. However, Ahearne's goal gave Waterford the platform required for victory, as Tipp slumped to their second defeat.

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