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Tipp to Face Losers of Replay

Tipp to Face Losers of Replay

The Phase Two draw hasn’t smiled on Tipperary - such is the added penalty for losing to Limerick. While Clare have gained a home clash with Laois, we face a trip to the losers of Kilkenny and Dublin on Saturday, July 6th. The Metropolitans got within touching distance of putting the Cats into the losers group for the second year in a row - will Daly’s side survive a second session. Keeping out of Kilkenny’s way as long as possible would probably be our desire. Even after Sunday’s spirited and competent display Dublin would be surely preferable as our opposition. Failing to cope with the final ball that arrived in the danger zone - a defender was favourite to sweep it to safety - will weigh heavily on the team that looked set to emulate Galway’s 2012 achievement. We’ll be watching next time with intensified and vested interest.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full column.