Tipp U20’s head to the Kingdom for Munster Championship opener

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The Tipp Under 20 hurlers get their season underway against Kerry at 7pm in Austin Stack Park this evening.

Brendan Cummins has named a team with players from all four divisions featuring.

A series of challenge games in recent months has whittled down the Under 20 panel to a matchday squad as the Shane Stapleton coached side look to make an impact on the Munster Championship in tonight’s Round 1 game.

Those that made an impact last Autumn for their clubs feature heavily on this team with James Armstrong – an Under 19 county medallist with Sarsfields last year – lining out at the heart of the defence.

His clubmate Darragh Stakelum who picked up the Young Hurler of the Year Award at the Mid-Tipp awards last Friday is in midfield.

Alongside him is the captain of the team John Campion from Drom & Inch.

Peter McGarry from St Mary’s is at 14 while Borris-Ileigh senior hurler Eddie Ryan leads the attack.

Tipp travel to Tralee in expectation of building momentum for the campaign ahead.