Four championship debuts in Tipp side to face Cork

first_imgThrow in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the clash from just after 3 o’clock in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Seamus Kennedy, John McGrath, Sean Curran and Dan McCormack are all named in the starting 15 for the Munster senior hurling quarter-final.Curran and McCormack come into the half-forward line, with Maher, Niall O’Meara and Silvermines forward Jason Forde among those missing out.Loughmore-Castleiney brothers Noel and John McGrath, who both missed much of last season through illness and injury, are named on the left flank of the Tipp attack. Seamus Kennedy who lined out for the Tipp footballers last year joins left corner back Michael Cahill in defence.The team which was announced live on Tipp FM last night is in full  Darren Gleeson – Portroe2 Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill3 James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane4 Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields5 Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s6 Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields7 Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields8 Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh9 Michael Breen – Ballina10 Sean Curran – Mullinahone11 Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh12 Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney13 John O’Dwyer – Killenaule14 Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch15 John McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineySpeaking on Tipp FM’s Special Championship Preview with Jackie Cahill in LIT last night – former Tipp manager, hurling great and Cloughjordan native Len Gaynor suggested that the Premier are only a few inches away from being a great team.The Premier County’s recent championship record against the Rebels is impressive – Tipp have only lost one of the last five meetings between the counties. It’s Manager Michael Ryan first Championship match in charge and he told Tipp FM he is looking to extend that winning run.last_img

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