Galway and Tipperary meet in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League, at 2pm on Monday, in Pearse Stadium.
The home side will be looking to get their campaign back on track after a shock defeat last weekend.
The Tribesmen were seen as the biggest danger to Kilkenny in 2013 and beat the Cats in the opening round of the league. However, a defeat against Clare last weekend has left Anthony Cunningham and his side searching for answers.
Both sides have a win and a loss from two games in this seasons league, so the winners of this game will take a significant step forward, while the losers will need to step up in order to avoid relegation. Tipperary lost to Cork in their first game but recovered to stun Kilkenny last weekend.
Galway had beaten Kilkenny in their first outing but found Davy Fitzgerald’s Banner side too strong last weekend. Tipperary have held the indian sign over Galway in recent meetings and will fancy their chances on Monday, despite having to travel to Tuam.
Tipperary Captain Shane McGrath, returns from injury at wing forward, James Woodlock, Shane Bourke and Seamus Callanan will start in place of Adrian Ryan, Noel McGrath, John O’Dwyer and Pa Bourke.
The team is Darren Gleeson, Paddy Stapleton, Paul Curran, Michael Cahill, Padraic Maher, Conor O’Mahony, Conor O’Brien, James Woodlock, Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath, Lar Corbett, John O’Brien, Shane Bourke, Seamus Callanan, Eoin Kelly.
Galway have yet announced their starting fifteen for this game.
Players To Watch
Joe Canning was in inspirational form for Galway yet again last weekend, despite their defeat and he remains a player that can thrill spectators in every game.
Eoin Kelly was Tipperary’s star man in their win over Kilkenny and he will need to be on his game again o Monday.
Galway are 4/5 with Boylesports.com to get their season back on track with a win here. The odds are fair, considering they have home advantage and the Tribesmen are given the verdict to win here.