Tipperary had to play with 12 men at one stage against Derry and limped their way to a 0-10 to 0-6 defeat at Celtic Park.
It was Derry’s first win of League this year, after they took a 0-4 to 0-3 lead into half-time in a slugfest.
Tipperary had a dreadful second half with Steven O’Brien and Daire Brennan both red carded, while John Meagher and Alan Campbell were shown black.
Derry went through the gears and worked their way to a five-point win with the prolific Shane McGuigan accounting for 0-7.
Teams and Scorers
DERRY: Odhran Lynch, Carlus McWilliams, Brendan Rogers, Liam McGoldrick (0-1), Shea Downey, Padraig McGrogan, Niall Keenan (0-1), Ciaran McFaul, Chrissy McKaigue, Emmett Bradley, Padraig Cassidy, Danny Tallon, Benny Heron, Shane McGuigan (0-7), Niall Toner (0-1).
Derry Subs: Alex Doherty for P Cassidy, 58mins; Christopher Bradley for Emmett Bradley, 63mins; Declan Cassidy for N Toner, 70mins; Conor Doherty for B Heron, 72mins; Conor McAtamney for D Tallon, 73mins;
Referee: Jerome Henry (Mayo)