Patrick “Bonner” Maher could return for the Premier County’s opening championship match against Limerick in May.
Tipperary’s half forward Patrick Maher could return for the premier county’s opening championship match against Limerick in May. Maher has returned to light training following a serious knee injury. This is a big boost to Tipperary Manager Declan Ryan, following the side’s poor performance last Sunday against Cork in hurling league semi final in Thurles.
Maher has been out of action since February following an injury that was initially thought to be a cruciate ligament tear. Fortunately for the half forward the injury was later reported to be just cartilage damage. This injury would however keep “Bonner” completely rested for a period of six weeks after which the rehabilitation would ensue. The 22 year old missed Tipperary’s entire League campaign and he will need to be closely monitored at these early stages of healing. The player could be somewhat rusty for the encounter with Limerick on the 27th of May but he will surely have an appetite to get back into the thick of the action after a lengthy absence.