Established corner back Michael Cahill is a big doubt for Sunday’s senior hurling championship opener against Cork, as he picked up a hamstring injury at training.
The Thurles Sarsfields player is the latest in a list of injury worries for Tipp.
It’s a wait and see situation for half forward Patrick Bonner Maher who picked up a hamstring injury as well playing for Lorrha Dorrha in the North championship against Templederry 9 days ago. Burgess’ defender Donagh Maher is also an injury worry with an ongoing hamstring problem as is Nenagh’s Barry Heffernan with a shoulder injury.
In better news for Tipp, the forward talisman from Drom Inch, Seamus Callanan has recovered from a broken thumb picked up against Wexford in the league semi final. He has come through the training programme well and, in what’s a big boost for Tipp, is fit for selection.
While the Tipp management team had hoped the players would come through their club games unscathed, Speaking to Tipp FM sport John McGrath of Loughmore Castleiney says at the end of the day players want to get games under their belt.