Loughmore-Castleiney keep Tipperary double dream alive

November 07, 2021

Noel McGrath of Loughmore-Castleiney

Loughmore-Castleiney are a win away from securing a 15th Tipperary senior football championship crown after a dramatic victory over Moyle Rovers at Golden yesterday.

Lorcan Egan’s fisted point in the sixth minute of injury-time saw Loughmore-Castleiney claim the 1-8 to 1-7 win, securing a remarkable comeback having been down by four points with nine minutes left to play.

Having led by 0-5 to 0-4 at the half, Moyle Rovers looked to be on their way to first county final since 2018 when Stephen Quirke’s goal had them 1-7 to 0-6 ahead in the 51st minute.

The 2016 champions never gave in though and John McGrath’s goal squared the sides to set-up a tense finish which saw Egan step up and send his team into the decider, mirroring the club’s hurlers whom also have a county final day outing to look forward to after last weekend’s thrilling victory over Borrisoleigh.

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