Three goals from David Treacy on his NHL debut for Dublin were not enough to steer his side to victory against Tipperary in the Allianz NHL played in Semple Stadium in Thurles. Tipp had scored 2-10 in the opening half and two goals from the Cuala player in that half saw the Premier county leading on a score of 2-10 to 2-5 at the break.
Dublin began to play with more purpose and determination in the second half and had levelled the scores after eleven minutes. A goal in the 51st minute form corner forward, David O’Callaghan, put the Dubs into a two point lead on a scoreline of 4-9 to 2-13. The sides were level on two further occasions. Tipp substitute Tony Scroope scored a late point and set up Noel McGrath to give the hosts a two-point victory.
Dublin will take on Clare in the penultimate round of the league in Parnell Park and will make the trip to Nowlan Park to face up to the All Ireland champions in the final league fixture.
Scorers: Dublin: D Treacy 3-2, D O’Callaghan 1-4, A McCrabbe 0-4, S Durkin 0-1 Tipperary: S Callanan 1-4, N McGrath 0-5, G Ryan 1-0, J O Brien 0-3, J Woodlock 0-2, S Hennessy 0-2, C O Mahony 0-1, S McGrath 0-1, T Scroope 0-1.