Tipperary head to TUS Gaelic Grounds this afternoon to face Limerick with their hopes of progressing to the All Ireland Championship hanging by a thread.
Tipp earned plenty of plaudits for their performance against Waterford in round one. However, a debacle against Clare last time out see’s The Premier County on zero points and on the brink of elimination from the competition.
Limerick have put their poor league form behind them and are once again looking like the team to beat this summer. The back-to-back all Ireland Champions have already blown Cork away and edged out a classic against Waterford and are in complete control of the group.
For Tipperary, their injury worries continue, with John McGrath being ruled out until next season with a leg injury.
Limerick are without Cian Lynch for this weekends game as he continues to recover from a hamstring issue. Kyle Hayes is also unlikely to feature.
Here’s what you need to know:
TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick
Time and date
2pm on Sunday, May 8th
The game will be shown live on RTE 2 with coverage beginning at 1:15pm. The match can also be streamed on the RTE Player.
John Kiely: “We’ll have to wait and see who’s able to get back on the training field for at least two sessions before the Tipp game.
“At the very least they have to be back on the pitch by next Saturday night. So we’ll give them another week.
“We have a week so we’ll try get them on the pitch hopefully next Saturday night and we’ll see where they go from there.
“We’re not going to take any chances with fellas at this stage of the season. It’s a short season as it is, so you could take a chance and he could miss a very substantial and important part of the season. So for us it’s about ensuring that whoever togs out on the day is fit and healthy.”
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