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Under 21 Hurling 2018

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On Monday, May 7th Gortnahoe-Glengoole will host the annual Tom O'Hara Tournament between the Tipperary under-21 hurlers and their Kilkenny counterparts (throw-in 7pm). And, manager Liam Cahill has named a match day squad to face the Cats - the Premier County's under-21 championship squad is not yet finalised with players battling hard to nail down their spot ahead of the up-coming Munster championship campaign.
Admission to the game is priced at a reasonable €5 (under-16s free) while all proceeds go to the Gortnahoe-Glengoole GAA Club who are working hard to develop their facilities.
The Tipperary under-21 squad are preparing to take on Clare or Limerick in a Munster semi-final scheduled to take place at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Thursday, June 21st (7.30pm) - Clare and Limerick meet in the preliminary round on May 7th.

And, the Tipperary under-21 hurling match day squad is:
1. Ciarán Barrett (Clonmel Óg)
2. Killian O'Dwyer (Killenaule)
3. Pádraic Campion (Drom & Inch)
4. Craig Morgan (Kilruane MacDonagh's)
5. Paddy Cadell (JK Bracken's)
6. Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
7. Paudie Feehan (Killenaule)
8. Gavin Dunne (Holycross-Ballycahill)
9. Ger Browne (Knockavilla Kickhams)
10. Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
11. Dillion Quirke (Clonoulty-Rossmore)
12. Colin English (Fr Sheedy's)
13. Cian Darcy (Kilruane MacDonagh's)
14. Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg)
15. Lyndon Fairbrother (JK Bracken's)
16. Barry Hogan (Kiladangan)
17. Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonagh's)
18. Michael Purcell (Thurles Sarsfields)
19. Cian Flanagan (Newport)
20. Robert Byrne (Portroe)
21. Jimmy Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore)
22. Conor Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields)
23. Shane Fletcher (Roscrea)
24. Rian Doody (Cappawhite)
25. Keane Hayes (Gortnahoe-Glengoole)
26. Fionn Cleary (Gortnahoe-Glengoole)

DonaldDuck (Tipperary) - Posts: 181 - 30/04/2018 23:02:26    2095846

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I'd lost complete faith with this crop after the performance against Cork where the towel was thrown in well before the final whistle. So in fairness to the players and management they look to have recovered from that drubbing. Despite a second half collapse, Galway never looked like winning even when they got it down to 3 points. The Keohoe sending off certainly stopped Tipp's momentum. Wasn't it a disgraceful sending off? It was barely a yellow. Perhaps the Galway kid got a knock but I felt he milked it. The Tipp goalkeeper was shaky and was partly to blame for the goal. The backs were solid however Brian McGrath needs serious coaching for the FB position. Midfield was excellent throughout and Browne needs to start at midfield for Tipp seniors. Keohoe was superb, Feehan was ok and Morris did fine but we lack a classy corner forward. I thought Cahill was trying to lose this game for Tipp with the amount of substitutions he made. Is he the new senior manager? I don't know. Cork are clearly the better outfit but as long as they don't throw in the towel again it could be a good game. But I can't see them winning. Cork by 5pts.

fergo (Tipperary) - Posts: 40 - 09/08/2018 15:37:21    2131254

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