Barrett included in Tipp starting 15

Tipp have made three changes to the starting line-up for their final round-robin match in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship against Clare.

Donagh Maher is in for Michael Cahill, Cathal Barrett replaces Noel McGrath while Bonner Maher is in at centre forward in place of Bubbles O’Dwyer.

Tipp are refusing to concede defeat ahead of the game in Semple Stadium.

They’ve had a tough run of games – which began with a defeat at the hands of Limerick, and poor first half displays against Cork and Waterford over the last two weekends have left them with just 2 points on the board – second from bottom.

It’s still possible for the Premier to qualify for a Munster final if they beat Clare tomorrow, and then a string of results go their way.

While it seems like a tough ask manager Michael Ryan says they won’t give up.

Throw in is at 2pm and we’ll have live commentary of the game here on Tipp FM in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh and the Husqvarna Sales & Service Centre at Arrabawn, Tyone Mill, Nenagh.

The Tipperary Senior Hurling team lines out as follows;

1 Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
2 Seán O’Brien – Newport
3 Séamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s Clonmel
4 Donagh Maher – Burgess
5 Joe O’Dwyer – Killenaule
6 Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
7 Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh
8 Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
9 Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
10 Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
11 Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha
12 Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields
13 Séamus Callanan – Drom-Inch
14 Jason Forde – Silvermines
15 John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
16 Daragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
17 James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
18 Ger Browne – Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams
19 Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields
20 Willie Connors – Kiladangan
21 Seán Curran – Mullinahone
22 Alan Flynn – Kiladangan
23 Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
24 Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
25 Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg
26 John O’Dwyer – Killenaule