Tipp make losing start to McGrath Cup campaign

first_imgIt also emerged today that Philip Austin could face a spell on the sidelines afer being injured in a farm accident on Saturday night.He had an operation on his arm in Limerick as a result but manager Liam Kearns isn’t sure yet how long he’s likely to be out for. There was much to admire in the performance in the performance deliverd by a severly depleted Tipp team, not least a spectacular chipped goal from John O’MearaHowever, a late Clare surge – during which Kieran Malone netted – earned the Banner the points.Tipp’s next match in the competition is against Kerry on Sunday January 17th.last_img read more

Place in Munster final up for grabs today

first_imgIn hurling a place in the Munster and Leinster finals are up for grabs this afternoon.Semple Stadium plays host to today’s Munster semi-final between Cork and Waterford, with Clare awaiting the winners next month.Cork were hugely impressive winners over Tipperary in the quarter-finals last month, while Waterford have had an 11-week break without competitive action since their league quarter-final at the start of April. Waterford have made just one change from the side that lost to Kilkenny in last years All-Ireland semi-final replay, with Darragh Fives named ahead of Jake Dillon.Cork are unchanged from that win over Tipp, but question marks remain over the fitness of Conor Lehane.Lehane was man of that match in that game, and fellow forward Luke Meade says he has the ability to lift the rest of the team.Throw-in in Thurles is at 4pm.Before that at 2pm is the meeting of Offaly and Galway in the Leinster semi-finals.Galway are in the unique position of being favourites for the Liam McCarthy Cup due to their league success, and the early Championship defeats for Tipp and Kilkenny.Today’s game takes place at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, with the victors booking a final meeting with Wexford.last_img read more