Five to debut for Tipp in League

Tipperary manager Ken Hogan has named five newcomers for Sunday's opening National Hurling League clash against Down in Thurles.

Tipperary manager Ken Hogan has named five newcomers for Sunday's opening National Hurling League clash against Down in Thurles.

Drom-Inch's Damien Young replaces Brendan Cummins between the sticks - Cummins is being rested.

Tadhg Slevin comes into midfield, while Ballingarry's Donal Shelly and Loughmore duo Michael Webster and Evan Sweeney get their chance in attack.

Eddie Enright and Diarmuid Fitzgerald are ruled out through injury.

TIPPERARY (SH v Down): D Young; P Ormonde, P Maher, P Curran; D Fanning, D Kennedy, E Corcoran; C Morrissey, T Slevin; D Shelly, M Webster, M O'Leary; S Butler, E Kelly, E Sweeney.

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