Kelly brothers reunited for Munster final

Tipperary's team selection for Sunday's Munster SHC final could spell double trouble for champions Cork as both of the Kelly brothers, Eoin and Paul, will line out for the Premier men.

Tipperary's team selection for Sunday's Munster SHC final could spell double trouble for champions Cork as both of the Kelly brothers, Eoin and Paul, will line out for the Premier men.

Midfielder Paul, who has been struggling for most of the season with a hamstring injury, is set to make his first start of the 2006 championship in Thurles this weekend. He came off the bench late on in the 3-14 to 1-12 semi-final win against Waterford.

Cork will be wary of the 26-year-old who took the man of the match award in last year's Munster final, shooting over seven points from centre-field.

Meanwhile, younger brother Eoin, already the hurler of the summer thanks to his scoring exploits against Limerick and Waterford, is listed at left corner forward in a side that shows three changes from the one which defeated the Deise.

Regular full-back Philip Maher, who has been struggling with a knee injury, will start from the bench as Tipp manager 'Babs' Keating brings Paul Ormonde into the full-back line with Paul Curran filling the number 3 shirt.

Colin Morrissey loses his midfield spot to 2005 All-Star Paul Kelly, and the final alteration sees Lar Corbett, a goalscorer as a substitute against Waterford, named at full-forward in place of Micheal Webster.

TIPPERARY (SHC v Cork) - B Cummins; D Fanning, P Curran, P Ormonde; E Corcoran, C O'Mahoney, H Moloney; P Kelly, S McGrath; J Carroll, G O'Grady (capt), J O'Brien; D Fitzgerald, L Corbett, E Kelly.

Subs: D Young, E Buckley, S Butler, J Devane, F Devanney, B Dunne, K Dunne, D Egan, P Maher, S McDermott, C Morrissey, M Ryan, W Ryan, M Webster, J Woodlock.

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