ACL rupture rules Bonner Maher out for the remainder of the season

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The Tipperary County Board have confirmed that Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and is set to miss the remainder of the championship.

The two-time All Star landed awkwardly during the win over All-Ireland champions Limerick on Sunday and was stretchered off at Semple Stadium.

A scan late last night was carried out and confirmed the news that the 29-year-old will have to undergo surgery.

Cathal Barrett will undergo a scan later this evening to assess his injury

Tipp will next face Limerick again in the Munster final on Sunday June 30th.

Meanwhile a former Tipp inter-county star says Liam Sheedy will be the happier of the two managers following Sundays clash with All Ireland Champions.

Tipp FM analyst James Woodlock was a guest on last nights Extra Time with Ronan Quirke and said Limerick had failed to deal with both Cork and Tipp during the Munster round-robin series.