It’s been the year of the underdog so far, with Tipperary winning the U21 All Ireland hurling final against hotly fancied Cork side, while Limerick overcame strong favourites Galway for the Senior accolade.
Former Tipp manager, and Tipp FM analyst Ken Hogan says it could be the same story in this years’ County senior hurling championship.
There are 3 big games down for decision this afternoon, with Eire Og Annacarthy up against Kilruane McDonagh’s kicking off today’s Dan Breen action.
The Group 2 clash throws in at Dolla at midday.
Then in the second game of the double header in Dolla, Roscrea take on Clonoulty/Rossmore in Group 1 at 1:30.
Then in the evening game, in Group 3 neighbours Drom & Inch come up against reigning county champions Thurles Sarsfields in Holycross at 6.30.
A walkover given by Carrick Swans to Sars early in the season could potentially leave three in that group teams battling for 2 spots – depending on the outcome of this weekend’s game.
Ken Hogan says Sars could have their work cut out to regain their title this year.
SEAMUS O RIAIN
Meanwhile, in the Seamus O Riain championship this afternoon, JK Brackens meet Ballingarry in Group 1 at midday in Templetuohy.
Then, in the County Intermediate hurling championship, Cashel King Cormacs take on Thurles Sarsfields in Holycross at 1pm.
While half an hour earlier Ballinahinch clash with Lattin Cullen in Cappawhite at 12.30.
Kiladangan’s Seamus Gleeson previews that game for Tipp FM Sport.