Patrick Maher ruled out for Tipp's visit to Clare

Ruled out

Patrick Maher ruled out for Tipp's visit to Clare

Tipperary's Patrick Maher has been ruled out of Sunday's Allianz National hurling league quarter final against Clare with a knee injury.

The influential attacker - a key cog in the Tipperary forward division - has been struggling with form in recent games, but was hoping to make the trip to Cusack Park where he has starred in the past.

Corner-back Michael Cahill is also out with a hamstring injury but forward Jason Forde could feature for the Premier County for the first time since tearing Dublin apart in the opening round of the AHL - he damaged a hamstring in the Fitzgibbon Cup whilst playing for UL. Forde played a club game last weekend and came through OK.

Michael Ryan will also have wing-backs Barry Heffernan and Pádraic Maher available after they both picked up heavy knocks against Cork in the last round of the league campaign.