Tipp, Offaly and Leitrim win in Division 4

Limerick recorded their first defeat, as Tipperary claimed the only away win in Division 4 of the Allianz National Football League this afternoon, where there were also wins for Offaly and Leitrim.

Tipp, Offaly and Leitrim win in Division 4

Limerick recorded their first defeat, as Tipperary claimed the only away win in Division 4 of the Allianz National Football League this afternoon, where there were also wins for Offaly and Leitrim.

At the Gaelic Grounds, Tipperary were impressive to record a six-point win over their Munster rivals.

The visitors led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break, after shaking clear of the hosts, with the sides level at 0-4 apiece after 15 minutes.

Five players were on target for Tipperary in the opening half with Michael Quinlivan and Barry Grogan taking two points each, while George Hannigan, Brian Fox and Conor Sweeney also registered scores.

Tipperary failed to let up in the second half, outscoring their opponents by eight points to four in the closing 35 minutes.

Offaly recorded their third win of the campaign after prevailing by just three points on a 2-11 to 1-11 score-line against Carlow at O'Connor Park, Tullamore.

Late goals from Sean Pender and Brian Connor helped Emmet McDonnell's side to victory, in a game which saw Carlow claim their goal in injury-time from John Murphy.

Offaly led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval, with Joe Maher firing three first half points for the hosts.

Although Carlow tried hard on the restart, Offaly kept in front, with the introduction of Niall McNamee from the bench with 20 minutes remaining spurring them on to take valuable league points.

There were goals galore, before Leitrim prevailed by seven points over Waterford on a 3-14 to 3-7 score-line at Carrick on Shannon.

Leitrim led by 1-9 to 2-3 at the interval, with the hosts in flying form in the opening quarter.

Leitrim held a 1-7 to 1-0 lead after 20 minutes, with Ray Cox netting their goal, while Rob Aherne fisted Waterford's opening goal.

A Darren Guiry goal cut the gap to 1-8 to 2-2 approaching the interval, but Leitrim remained on top at the break.

Second half goals from Ray Cox and Conor Beirne, coupled with some fine point kicking from Emlyn Mulligan paved the way for a Leitrim win, despite a Waterford goal late on.

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