GAA: Tyrone draw Tipperary in All Ireland qualifiers

Mattie Donnelly advances for Tyrone under the watchful eyes of Bryan Menton. INTT2915-704DCA
Mattie Donnelly advances for Tyrone under the watchful eyes of Bryan Menton. INTT2915-704DCA

Tyrone will make the long trip to Thurles on Saturday afternoon to play Tipperary as they seek to extend their stay in the All Ireland championship.

Tipperary were the first team out of this morning’s draw and will have home advantage against the Red Hands in what will be an eagerly awaited Round 3 qualifier tie.

The Premier county enjoyed a high scoring win over Louth at the weekend but Tyrone will provide a very different challenge to the ‘Wee County’.

Mickey Harte’s side, for their part, squeezed past the challenge of Meath at Healy Park and will now take on Tipperary for the first time in the championship.

The two counties were involved in this year’s All Ireland Under 21 final, a game which saw Tyrone come out on top by the narrowest of margins.