The Tipperary team to play Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final in Páirc Uí Rinn at 5pm this Saturday evening, June 10th, has been announced by manager Liam Kearns and lines out as follows;
2. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle
3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule
4. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
8. Liam Casey – Cahir
9. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers
12. Brian Fox (Capt.) – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
This latest renewal of recent rivalry evokes terrific memories of a fantastic day last year when the Tipperary footballers catapulted themselves into the spotlight with a famous 3-15 to 2-16 victory over the Rebels in Semple Stadium. From there on their open and attractive brand of football earned the plaudits of many throughout the season and has influenced other counties in adopting a similar approach this year.
However, Cork will be far more alert this time of asking and will be very much aware of the Premier threat and will be more than willing to put a dent in Tipperary’s ambition of reaching the final for a second successive year. Of course another factor hopefully playing in the Cork mind-set will be the prospect of possibly playing the Munster Final should they win in the soon to be unveiled Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
That will be the furthest thought on Tipperary minds as the primary focus will be on winning first and building on the league success earlier in April. The time for asking questions can come later in relation to the next game and venue.
We send best wishes to the side captained by Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill) and their management team of Liam Kearns, Shane Stapleton and Paul Fitzgerald.
The referee will be Ciaran Branagan (Down).
Ticket details are as follows; Adult Pre-Purchase is €15.00 and are available in selected SuperValu and Centra stores as well as online at http://gaa.tickets.ie
Juveniles/U-16: Free. Student/Senior Citizens receive a €5.00 concession on full price adult tickets with valid I.D. prior to entry. Pre-Purchase Pricing ends at midnight on June 9th.