Evans names Tipperary side

Tipperary manager John Evans has named his side to face Kerry in this Sunday's Munster SFC opener at Semple Stadium (kick off: 4pm).

Tipperary manager John Evans has named his side to face Kerry in this Sunday's Munster SFC opener at Semple Stadium (kick off: 4pm).

Three of the side which won the Cadbury Munster U-21 Football Championship for the first time this year are included.

Aherlow's Ciaran McDonald is named at left-corner-back, Peter Acheson heads up the Tipperary attack at right-half-forward, while Moyle Rovers attacker, Sean Carey in named in the full-forward line.

Tipperary will be aiming to win their first Munster Championship game since 2003, with the Premier County overcoming Waterford by 0-18 to 1-12 in the opening round.

Tipperary have not beaten Kerry since 1928, when they overcame the Kingdom by 1-7 to 2-3 at the semi-final stage, in Tipperary Town.

TIPPERARY (SF v Kerry): P Fitzgerald; P Codd, N Curran, C McDonald; C Aylward, R Costigan (Capt), C McGrath; K Mulryan, G Hannigan; P Acheson, P Austin, H Coghlan; S Carey, B Grogan, B Mulvihill.

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