U20 ace Cahill hails Tipp "big brothers"

August 20, 2019

Tipperary's Jerome Cahill in action against Wexford's Mike Kelly. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Jerome Cahill has paid tribute to the more established members of Tipperary’s senior hurling championship squad.

Cahill was part of the Premier County panel that captured the 2019 All-Ireland SHC on Sunday and will bid to add an All-Ireland U20 crown on Saturday when Tipp lock horns with Cork in the final.

In 2010, Tipperary also won the senior and U21 double, with Noel McGrath, Patrick 'Bonner' Maher, Padraic Maher and Brendan Maher on both teams:

“They do really take you under their wing. They've been sound to each and every one of the lads that have stepped up from the 21s last year. There was ten of us I think,” the Kilruane MacDonaghs clubman told RTE.

“They really are like big brothers in a way. You just learn a lot from the level of preparation they put in. The likes of Brendan Maher, the way he came back from his cruciate injury there this year. Even seeing the way ‘Bonner’ reacted to doing his knee this year already, he's so motivated to come back.

“They're real down to earth boys. They make going to training every night that bit easier. It motivates you then to be the best you can be on any given day.”

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