Michael Ryan has opted to start semi-final goal-scorer John O’Dwyer in the All-Ireland final, writes Stephen Barry.
O’Dwyer’s potential inclusion had been the subject of much debate this week, with Lar Corbett suggesting that the Killenaule forward would be
However O’Dwyer, who missed out on the Munster final through suspension and was on the bench for the semi-final, has been given the nod to replace Niall O’Meara in attack.
O'Dwyer scored 0-10 against Kilkenny between the 2014 All-Ireland final drawn game and replay.
Irish Examiner columnist Donal O’Grady has been outlining how the Tipp full-forward line can aim to create more goal chances against the Cats…
The Tipperary team is otherwise unchanged, meaning that five starters will play in their first All-Ireland final: Seamus Kennedy, Ronan Maher, Michael Breen, Dan McCormack and John McGrath, who switches to the left corner-forward slot.
The Tipperary team lines out as follows:
1. Darren Gleeson - Portroe
2. Cathal Barrett - Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry - Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Michael Cahill - Thurles Sarsfields
5. Seamus Kennedy - St. Mary's
6. Ronan Maher - Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher - Thurles Sarsfields
8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) - Borris-Ileigh
9. Michael Breen - Ballina
10. Dan McCormack - Borris-Ileigh
11. Patrick Maher - Lorrha-Dorrha
12. Noel McGrath - Loughmore-Castleiney
13. John O’Dwyer - Killenaule
14. Seamus Callanan - Drom & Inch
15. John McGrath - Loughmore-Castleiney
Meanwhile, Tipperary minor hurling manager Liam Cahill has also named his side to face Limerick in their All-Ireland final clash.
Showing one change from their seven-goal semi-final hammering of Galway, Tom Murphy returns from injury to replace Gavin Dunne at corner-back.
The Tipperary Minor team to take on Limerick lines out as follows:
1. Ciarán Barrett - Clonmel Óg
2. Killian O'Dwyer - Killenaule
3. Michael Whelan - Carrick Davins
4. Tom Murphy - J.K. Brackens
5. Cian Flanagan - Newport
6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) - Loughmore-Castleiney
7. Jerome Cahill - Kilruane MacDonaghs
8. Paddy Cadell - J.K. Brackens
9. Ger Browne - Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
10. Rian Doody - Cappawhite
11. Jake Morris - Nenagh Éire Óg
12. Colin English - Fr. Sheehy's
13. Cian Darcy - Kilruane MacDonaghs
14. Mark Kehoe - Kilsheelan-Kilcash
15. Lyndon Fairbrother - J.K. Brackens