Gortnahoe is set to host an attractive under-20 hurling challenge between Tipperary and Kilkenny on May 6

Brian McDonnell


Brian McDonnell


Gortnahoe is set to host an attractive under-20 hurling challenge between Tipperary and Kilkenny on May 6

Tipperary under-20 manager Liam Cahill pictured with team coach Michael Bevans.

Don't forget that Tipperary will take on Kilkenny in an under-20 hurling challenge match at Gortnahoe on Monday, May 6 (throw-in 7pm). The Premier County are the defending All-Ireland under-21 champions, but this season the prestigious grade will be competed for on an under-20 basis. And, the clash between age-old rivals Tipperary and Kilkenny in the Tom O’Hara Memorial Inter-County Under-20 Hurling Tournament provides you with an ideal opportunity to see how Liam Cahill's men are shaping up ahead of their Munster semi-final clash with Waterford on July 9 (admission to this attractive event is priced at a very reasonable €5).

Liam Cahill (Ballingarry) is the manager of the Tipperary under-20 team while the side is coached by Michael Bevans (Toomevara). The selectors read as follows: TJ Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore) and Seán Corbett (Boherlahan-Dualla).

The Tipperary under-20 panel for the contest with Kilkenny reads as follows:

1 Eoin Collins (Drom & Inch)
2 Conor McCarthy (Nenagh Éire Óg)
3 Michael Purcell (Thurles Sarsfields)
4 Seán Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)
5 Niall Heffernan (Golden-Kilfeacle)
6 Bryan O'Meara (Holycross-Ballycahill)
7 Robbie Quirke (Toomevara)
8 Kieran Breen (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)
9 Craig Morgan (Kilruane MacDonagh's)
10 Gearóid O'Connor (Moyne-Templetuohy)
11 Joe Fogarty (Moneygall)
12 Billy Seymour (Kiladangan)
13 Cathal Bourke (Clonoulty-Rossmore)
14 Anthony McKelvey (Moycarkey Borris)
15 Darragh Woods (Holycross-Ballycahill)
16 Aaron Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams)
17 Stephen O'Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty)
18 Ray McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
19 Conor Bowe (Moyne-Templetuohy)
20 Johnny Ryan (Arravale Rovers)
21 David Nolan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole)
22 Willie Barry (Cappawhite)
23 Kian O'Kelly (Kilruane MacDonagh's)
24 Kevin McCarthy (Toomevara)

The Kilkenny under-20 panel (managed by DJ Carey) reads as follows:

1 Dean Mason
2 Tommy Ronan
3 Conor Flynn
4 Darragh O’Keeffe
5 James Brennan
6 Conor Murphy
7 Mikey Butler
8 David Blanchfield
9 John Dowd
10 Eoin O’Shea
11 Stephen Donnelly
12 Eoin Cody
13 Ciarán Brennan
14 Ted Drea
15 James Bergin
16 Seán Minogue
17 Seán Ryan
18 Aaron Brennan
19 Ross Whelan
20 Diarmuid Phelan
21 Jordan Molloy
22 Luke Murphy
23 Darragh Walsh
24 Daithí Barron
25 Jim Ryan


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