Tipperary’s first competitive outing under the new management team had a successful outcome at MacDonagh Park Nenagh last Sunday in the Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final with a 0-22 to 1-9 victory over Limerick.
These teams met in the preliminary round last year with Tipperary winning by 2-24 to 1-16. The LIT panel includes John O’Keeffe and Seamus Callanan from the Tipp senior hurling panel although it is unlikely that Seamus Callanan will be available to play due to injury.
The winners will play the winners of Friday night semi-final between Cork and Clare which takes place at Sixmilebridge at 7.45pm. It will be refereed by Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla. Interestingly, if both Clare and LIT win their semi-finals, Davy Fitzgerald will be manager of both finalists. We wish Tipperary all the best in their efforts to continue the defence of their title.