Tipp fall to Kildare in National Football League

Tipperary have lost to Kildare in the National Football League.

Liam Kearns side traveled to Newbridge knowing they needed the win to avoid a relegation battle.

The premier were trailing the Lilywhites at half time, heading in to the break 1-07 to just 0-02.

Despite a late Liam Boland goal and a flurry of points for Tipp, the hosts saw out the victory, the match finishing 1-11 to 2-07.

Tipperary now face Clare in a must win encounter next weekend.