Tipperary’s passion could be the driving force behind them in this Championship season.
They play Cork in the opening game of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship this Sunday in Semple Stadium.
Tipp will be without Jason Forde after his one match ban was upheld.
Despite having lost to both Cork and Galway in the league this year, Cork selector Diarmuid O’ Sullivan believes that the Tipp team is maturing.
He says that the passion Michael Ryan gave to the Tipperary jersey when he played is coming through in this team.
Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sunday’s Munster senior hurling quarter final between Tipp and Cork is in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Raymie Ryan Lighting, Cashel.