We have live score commentary from todays main GAA match as Cork senior hurling manager Jimmy Barry Murphy has made four changes from the side which drew (1-23 apiece) with the Premier County the last time these two great rivals met on 1st April in Thurles. Cork will meet their ancient rivals once again at Semple Stadium this Sunday.
Conor O’Sullivan replaces Brian Murphy at corner back with the latter having suffered an injury during the aforementioned first encounter this year with the Premier County. John Gardiner has been named at midfield in place of Darren Sweetman. Niall McCarthy and Luke O’Farrell will make their first league start of the season in place of the injured Cathal Naughton and the exciting teenage starlet Conor Lehane respectively.
Daniel Kearney of Sarsfields has returned from injury but is thought not to be 100% match-fit and is named as a substitute for Sunday’s game.
Tipperary have made two changes from the starting line-up which started the drawn game with Cork. Conor O’Brien and David Young come into the defence in place of the injured Donagh Maher and Paul Curran. Padraic Maher comes in at full back in place of Curran with the former captaining the team.
Tipperary (Senior Hurling -v- Cork):
1. Brendan Cummins; 2. Conor O’Brien, 3. Padraic Maher, Captain, 4. Michael Cahill; 5. Thomas Stapleton, 6. Conor O’Mahony, 7. David Young; 8. Brendan Maher, 9. James Woodlock; 10. Gearoid Ryan, 11. Noel McGrath, 12. Pa Bourke; 13. Shane Bourke, 14. Brian O’Meara, 15. John O’Brien.
Cork (Senior Hurling v Tipperary):
1. Dónal Óg Cusack; 2. Shane O’Neill, 3. Stephen McDonnell, 4. Conor O’Sullivan; 5. Seán Óg HAilpín, 6. Eoin Cadogan, 7. William Egan; 8. John Gardiner 9. Lorcan Mc Loughlin; 10. Jamie Coughlan, 11. Patrick Cronin, 12. Niall Mc Carthy; 13. Luke O’Farrell, 14. Paudie O’Sullivan, 15. Patrick Horgan.