Tipperary Senior Hurlers play current Munster and All Ireland champions Limerick in this year’s Munster Hurling Final this Sunday July 18th at 4.15pm in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. With more than ideal weather conditions expected and a crowd of 7000 supporters allowed attend the game, we look forward in anticipation to the what will unfold down by the banks of the river Lee.
There have been 72 previous championship meetings between the counties. Tipperary have won 36,Limerick 26 with 10 draws. Last five meetings_ 2016 semi final at Semple Stadium, Tipperary 3.12 Limerick 1.16, 2018 Round Robin at LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick 1.23 Tipperary 2.14, 2019 Round Robin at Semple Stadium Tipperary 1.22 Limerick 0.21, 2019 Final at LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick 2.26 Tipperary 2.14. 2020 at Pairc Uí Chaoimh Semi final, Limerick. 3.23 Tipperary 2.17. The counties have met in sixteen finals with Tipp winning nine (1895,1917 replay, 1922 replay, 1924,1937, 1945,1949, 1971 2001.Limerick were victorious in 1911,1923,1935,1936,1973,1996 replay, 2019. Their last final meeting at Páirc Uí Chaoimh was in 2001 and Tipperary won by 2.16 to 1.17.
The team which has been chosen to take to the field on Sunday afternoon by manager Liam Sheedy and his selectors shows one change in personnel from that which started the Semi Final win over Clare. In to the team comes Kiladangan’s Alan Flynn who has been handed the number 9 jersey as John McGrath moves to the subs bench, Niall O’Meara is also named among the substitutes having missed out in the Clare game following surgery . There are also a number of other positional changes from the last game.
The Tipperary Senior Hurling team in full is:
We wish the players, team management and all involved with the team in Sundays Final the very best of good luck.