Twelve minutes after the break, Clare's Jamie Malone was given a straight red card following a collision with Tipperary selector Shane Stapleton, close to the sideline.
Honours were finally shared after a frantic finish to an incident-packed Allianz Football League Division 2 clash between Clare and Tipperary in Ennis.
Clare did have chances in injury time to seal victory but a Sexton effort sailed wide and a Kieran Malone effort landed in Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford's safe hands. Subsequently, team-mate David Tubridy was shown a black card by referee Jerome Henry for remonstrating with officials. And with the home side momentarily down to 13, Tipperary took full advantage to arrow over successive points through wing-backs Jimmy Feehan and Bill Maher.
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The teams were level with six remaining, when Lillis kicked a long-distance point to make it 0-10 apiece.
Tipp lead by 0-5 to 0-1 after 14 minutes, with ace marksman Conor Sweeney providing four of those scores.
He soon got back to this feet but was seen lying on the ground minutes later after complaining of feeling unwell.
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Backed by a strong but swirling breeze, Tipperary opened the scoring with a point from Conor Sweeney after Liam Boland won a free. However, with the game drifting into injury-time, the hosts gathered late momentum as Ciaran Russell and Eoin Cleary both picked off impressive scores to reduce the arrears to two by the break at 0-7 to 0-5.
Now favoured by the conditions, Clare maintained their comeback charge into the new half, with early points from Pearse Lillis to gain parity.
Clare's momentum was quelled with the dismissal of Malone but they did recover sufficiently to complete their second home draw, even if their profligacy ultimately prevented a first win of the campaign.
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