Tipperary and Waterford poised to renew hurling rivalry in an U21 challenge this weekend

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Tipperary and Waterford poised to renew hurling rivalry in an U21 challenge this weekend

Manager Liam Cahill is joined on the Tipperary under-21 hurling management team by John Sheedy, Seán Corbett, TJ Ryan and Michael Bevans.

The Tipperary and Waterford hurlers are poised to renew their rivalry this weekend when the neighbours meet in an under-21 challenge match hosted at the Clonmel Sportsfield on Saturday, June 9th (throw-in 7.30pm) - the game is being held as a fundraiser by the South Tipperary GAA Centre who are raising funds to resurface the car park. Indeed, this is an opportunity for blue and gold supporters, particularly in South Tipperary and West Waterford, to view their sides in action in advance of the major championship games ahead (admission: €5 - children free).

Galway beat the Tipperary under-21 hurling team with nine points to spare in a thrilling challenge match played at MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan on Thursday evening, May 17th - both sides employed experimental teams for this contest which featured some eye-catching hurling. Indeed, with MacDonagh Park in absolutely pristine condition we were treated to a smashing game which the Tribesmen deservingly won (4-23 to 3-17).

The Tipperary under-21 squad are preparing to take on Limerick in a Munster semi-final which is scheduled to take place at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Thursday, June 21st (7.30pm) - the Shannonsiders beat Clare in the preliminary round on May 7th (3-18 to 0-13).

Manager Liam Cahill (Ballingarry) leads the Tipperary management team alongside coach Michael Bevans (Toomevara) and selectors John Sheedy (Portroe), Seán Corbett (Boherlahan-Dualla) and TJ Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore).

The Tipperary under-21 team which faced Galway read as follows: Barry Hogan (Kiladangan), Jimmy Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Pádraic Campion (Drom & Inch), Tom Murphy (JK Bracken's), Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonagh’s), Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Cian Flanagan (Newport), Paddy Cadell (JK Bracken’s), Stevie Nolan (Drom & Inch), Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Robert Byrne (Portroe), Colin English (Fr Sheedy’s), David Gleeson (Ballinahinch), Rian Doody (Cappawhite), Cian Darcy (Kilruane MacDonagh’s). Subs used: Ciarán Barrett (Clonmel Óg), Cathal Moloney (Thurles Sarsfields), Shane Neville (Lattin-Cullen), Eric O'Halloran (Carrick Swans), Conor Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields), Craig Morgan (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Darragh Carey (Templederry Kenyons), Billy Seymour (Kiladangan) and Diarmuid Ryan (Clonakenny).

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