Webster bolsters Tipp attack

2005 All-Star nominee Micheal Webster has returned from injury to take his place in a much-changed Tipperary team for Sunday's NHL Division 1B trip to Antrim (Cushendall, throw-in 2.00pm).

2005 All-Star nominee Micheal Webster has returned from injury to take his place in a much-changed Tipperary team for Sunday's NHL Division 1B trip to Antrim (Cushendall, throw-in 2.00pm).

The Loughmore-Castleiney clubman, who is set for his first appearance of 2006 league, has been included at full-forward in a Tipp line-up that shows seven changes from the one which lost to Kilkenny last time out.

Manager Babs Keating has brought in Moneygall's Michael Ryan for his league debut at corner back, with Declan Fanning moving to centre-forward.

Eamonn Corcoran, Diarmaid Fitzgerald, Liam England, John Carroll and Darragh Egan all come into the line-up.

Captain Ger 'Redser' O'Grady and Seamus Butler, who struck a combined 1-13 in the league clashes with Limerick and Kilkenny, are notable absentees from the attack.

Still looking for their first league win under Keating, Tipp boast a heartening record against Antrim in recent seasons - the Premier county have been comprehensive winners in the sides' last two league meetings, winning by 25 points in 2004 and 29 points in 2005.

TIPPERARY (NHL v Antrim) - Brendan Cummins; Paul Curran, Philip Maher, Michael Ryan; Eamonn Corcoran, Conor O'Mahoney, Diarmaid Fitzgerald; Colin Morrissey, Liam England; John Carroll, Declan Fanning, Benny Dunne; John O'Brien, Micheál Webster, Darragh Egan.

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