The Tipperary senior football team to play Cork in the Munster SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening has been named.
It is an unchanged side for the one which defeated Limerick in the quarter-final on 31st May by 2-14 to 1-11 at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
There were injury concerns all week about regarding team captain Paddy Codd and corner-back Ciarán McDonald, but both are deemed fit enough to start against the Rebels.
It is a daunting task for Peter Creedon’s side against an in-form Cork side who are fancied by many to be the main challengers to Dublin for ultimate All-Ireland honours later in the summer.
Tipperary haven’t beaten Cork in a Munster senior championship game in seventy years, their last win was in 1944 in a game played in Clonmel.
The full Tipperary team is as follows:
Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard)
Ger Mulhair (Arravale Rovers)
Paddy Codd (Killenaule, captain)
Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow)
Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens, Templemore)
Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers)
Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)
Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers)
Philip Austin (Borrisokane)
Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
Brian Fox (Eire Og, Annacarty)
Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)
Michael Quinlivan(Clonmel Commercials)
Barry Grogan (Aherlow).
Subs: Colin Nugent (Ardfinnan), Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), John Coghlan (Moyne/T), Hugh Coghlan (Moyne/T), Cathal Dillon (Aherlow), Lorcan Egan (JK Brackens), Seamus Grogan (Aherlow), Ger Hally (Cahir), Conal McCullough (Clonmel Commercials), Brian Mulvihill (Moyle Rovers), Andrew Morrissey (Galtee Rovers).