Today’s qualifier between Tipperary and Armagh was one of the most anticipated games so far in the back door this year, as there was a rematch of the two sides’ Division 3 clash.
In that showdown, The Premier denied The Orchard County at the death to secure a spot in Division 2 for next year, so there was certainly an edge to this evening’s clash in Semple Stadium.
The Premier got off to a solid start, getting their noses in front. Nonetheless, Armagh worked their way back into the tie, and after 60 minutes, Jamie Clarke gave them the lead for the first time, as Kieran McGeeney’s outfit scored an upset against last year’s All-Ireland semi-finalists.
Armagh were the better team in the second half, and dug deep to win out on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-15.
However, arguably the moment of the match was Tipp’s goal from Michael Quinlivan. The 2016 All-Star broke through in the second half to rattle the net at the Killinan End, and send the home fans into raptures.
— eirSport (@eirSport) July 15, 2017