John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer to START in All-Ireland final

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

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John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer to START in All-Ireland final

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


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