Mayo had to work very hard to see off the challenge of a hard-working Tipperary team in a gripping All Ireland Championship Qualifier in Ennis.

Pat Holmes relied on James Mallon and Ciaran McDonald to buoy a Mayo team that who looked a little shaky.

With just 15 minutes remaining, the sides were level at 1-13 to 0-16 with Tipperary looking like they could take the match. Declan Browne who scored six points in the second half, proved to be a pivotal player. For the first half of the second half, the teams were separated by just a point or two.

McDonald and midfielder David Brady kept their cool and the team together along with James Mallon and Noel Connelly to hand Mayo a 0-20 to 1-14 victory.

Filed by Sinéad Gleeson