Munster Junior Football Championship Preview

Tipp juniors face Kerry in curtain-raiser

Tipp juniors face Kerry in curtain-raiser

Tipperary’s junior footballers will raise the curtain on the Munster championship quarter final double header in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday when they take on the host side with a throw-in time of 12 noon.

Manager Jim O’Meara’s (Grangemockler) men have been busy preparing for the clash with Kerry and while tradition will be against them for this one, they are determined to travel south and have a right go at the Kingdom - they are not just going to fulfill the fixture.

There is a very nice blend of youth and experience in the panel and the management team of Pat Murphy (Kilruiane MacDonagh), Christopher Ryan (Kilsheelan) and Jim Healy (Loughmore Castleiney) will be hoping that this combination will stand to them when they lock horns with one of the fancied sides in the championship.

Tipp folks travelling south for the games are encouraged to get to Fitzgerald Stadium good and early to cheer on the juniors who deserve all the support they can get. Maurice Condon of Waterford will officiate.

The Tipperary panel is: Jack English (Ballypooreen), Martin Mc Keogh (Ballina), Fergal Hayes (Thomas Mcdonaghs), Christopher Higgins (Galtee/Rovers), Thomas Hanley (Aherlow), Mark Hanley (Aherlow), Ger Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers), Michael O’ Sullivan (Ardfinnan), Ciaran McGrath (Loughmore), Paddy Dalton (Arravale Rovers), Kevin Butler (Drom/Inch), Arron Kelly (Moyle Rovers), Tommy Ryan (Kilsheelan), Colm Morrisey (Galtee Rovers), Eddie Costello (Drom/Inch), David Butler (Knockavilla/Kickhams), Liam Treacy (Loughmore), Laurence Coskeran (Aherlow), Adrian Walsh (Kilsheelan), Benny Hickey (Cahir), Gavin Ryan (Rockwell Rovers), Brian Quinn (Burgess), Donnagh Heffernan (Cappawhite), Adrian Cummins (Cashel), Alan Rockett (Carrick/Swan), Eoin Ryan (Kilsheelan).