Wholesale changes made to the Tipperary hurling team as Michael Ryan prepares to face Cork

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Wholesale changes made to the Tipperary hurling team as Michael Ryan prepares to face Cork

Tipperary captain Pádraic Maher is sure to set a positive example against Cork on Sunday - therefore it is up to everyone else - players and supporters alike - to row in behind the Sars man.

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has made wholesale changes to his starting team as the Premier County prepare to host Cork on Sunday, May 27th at Semple Stadium, Thurles (throw-in 2pm) in a vital Munster Senior Hurling Championship round two contest - at 12 noon the minor hurling team will also face Cork at Semple Stadium.

And, Tipperary senior hurling manager Michael Ryan has named the following team to face Cork on Sunday:

1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha)
2. Seán O'Brien (Newport)
3. Séamus Kennedy (St Mary's Clonmel)
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)
5. Joe O'Dwyer (Killenaule)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields, captain)
8. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields)
10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
12. Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha)
13. Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)
14. Jason Forde (Silvermines)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

Subs
16. Daragh Mooney (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)
17. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
18. Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)
19. Willie Connors (Kiladangan)
20. Seán Curran (Mullinahone)
21. Paudie Feehan (Killenaule)
22. Alan Flynn (Kiladangan)
23. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)
24. Donagh Maher (Burgess)
25. Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg)
26. John O'Dwyer (Killenaule)

There has been plenty of hand-wringing following the six-point senior hurling defeat suffered at the hands of Limerick in round one, but there is no time for anyone to feel sorry for themselves, especially with John Meyler's Cork preparing to invade Semple Stadium.

Tipperary senior hurling captain Pádraic Maher is sure to set a positive example against Cork on Sunday - therefore it is up to everyone else - players and supporters alike - to row in behind the Thurles Sarsfields man.

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has sensibly cleared the air ahead of the key clash with Cork this week - on Sunday last the Premier County lost by six points to Limerick (1-23 to 2-14) and following that disappointing performance the Upperchurch man confounded the issue when he refused to talk to the media.

However, on Tuesday Michael Ryan broke his silence and spoke in detail to Fran Curry on Tipp FM - during the interview the Tipperary senior hurling manager revealed that he would engage with the media going forward and reflected on the disheartening defeat suffered at the hands of the Shannonsiders.

Michael Ryan's decision to speak publicly has been welcomed by supporters of the blue and gold. And, Michael Ryan struck an encouraging note when he revealed that the Tipperary players would be “ready for battle” against Cork on Sunday.

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