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Christmas is cancelled in Tipperary as the last GAA county senior final of 2014 ends in a draw

The replay will take place next Sunday.

Cian Hennessey celebrates his goal.
Cian Hennessey celebrates his goal.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Updated at 9.30pm

Loughmore-Castleiney 2-7

Cahir 1-10

THIS WEEK – WHILE most GAA players will look forward to unwinding for Christmas before preparations for the 2015 season begin in earnest – the footballers of Loughmore-Castleiney and Cahir will have to prepare for a rematch after the last GAA county senior final of the year ended in a draw.

1500 people turned up to Leahy Park in Cashel as holders Loughmore-Castleiney came from behind late on to send the Tipperary SFC final to a replay on St. Stephen’s Day.

Brian Enright at the end of the game Cahir goalkeeper Brian Enright realises his plans for Christmas are in ruins. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Cahir had much the better start to the game with Robbie Costigan’s goal giving the 2003 champions a 1-2 to 0-1 lead.

However, Loughmore-Castleiney fought back to trail by just a point at the break – 2-2 to 1-6 – after both Cian Hennessy and Liam McGrath raised green flags.

With scoring at a premium in the second half, the defending champions pointed with just minutes remaining to extend the long-running championship.

While the original replay date was set for next Sunday, Tipperary county board announced this evening the game had been moved to St. Stephen’s Day instead:

Originally published at 3.30pm

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