Thurles Town came from behind to beat title rivals BT Harps in Priory Place this afternoon in what was an incident packed title decider.
Harps took the lead early in the second half as they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Tommy Brophy, captain Johnny Coleman stepped up and sent Graeme Loughman the wrong way as Harps looked to go level on points with their rivals. The lead only lasted three minutes however as a corner from the left by Joe Moloney was met by the very impressive Paraic Fogarty and the ball squirmed under the luckless Sam Van Dam on the Harps line.
Harps job was made all the harder on the hour mark as striker Tommy Brophy was sent off for violent conduct. This helped Town retain possession and they were awarded for it five minutes from time when a free kick from Conor English found the head of Aidan Keenan and his header was too good for the keeper.
The action wasn’t ended there however as Harps were reduced to nine soon after as Jack Kennedy was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Thurles now sit six points clear of Harps with two games remaining and they face off against local rivals Borroway Rovers next Sunday knowing apoint will see them retain the title.