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Both Tipperary And Galway Make Changes Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Dublin , Ireland - 14 August 2016; Cathal Mannion of Galway in action against Brendan Maher and John McGrath of Tipperary during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park, Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Both Michael Ryan and Micheal Donoghue have made changes ahead of Sunday’s clash.

There are two changes to the Tipperary side while Galway make just one alteration.

After heavy criticism was directed towards Tipperary’s defence following their victory over Clare, it’s not surprising that both changes come in this sector of the field.

Darren Gleeson returns to the side once again in place of Darragh Mooney, while Michael Cahill takes a starting jersey ahead of Tomás Hamill.

James Barry has also been restored to the full-back position in which he seems more comfortable.

Despite many believing this to be Tipperary’s strongest option for 1-4, questions will still loom over the last line of the Premier’s defence.

The majestic full-forward line trio of John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan and John McGrath unsurprisingly remains unchanged.

Despite the fitness of Joe O’Dwyer, Seamus Kennedy once again keeps the number five jersey.

Now that the team has been named, Tipperary supporters will be hopeful that the recent upward curve of form will continue.

Leinster champions Galway, however, make just one change. As expected, Cathal Mannion returns to the side with Jason Flynn losing out.

The Tribesmen’s defence is unchanged with the same sextet taking to the field as the one which featured in the Leinster final triumph over Wexford.

If Tipperary’s full-forward line has been impressive, then Galway’s has not been far behind. Both Conor Cooney and Conor Whelan have been on fire this summer.

These hurling giants are deadlocked at one apiece over the past two seasons and Sunday looks set to be a thriller.

The teams will line out as follows:


  1. Darren Gleeson
  2. Donagh Maher
  3. James Barry
  4. Michael Cahill
  5. Seamus Kennedy
  6. Ronan Maher
  7. Pádraig Maher
  8. Brendan Maher
  9. Michael Breen
  10. Dan McCormack
  11. Patrick Maher
  12. Noel McGrath
  13. John O’Dwyer
  14. Seamus Callanan
  15. John McGrath



  1. Colm Callanan
  2. Adrian Tuohy
  3. Daithi Burke
  4. John Hansbury
  5. Padraic Mannion
  6. Gearoid McInerney
  7. Aidan Harte
  8. Johnny Coen
  9. David Burke
  10. Cathal Mannion
  11. Joe Canning
  12. Joseph Cooney
  13. Conor Whelan
  14. Niall Burke
  15. Conor Cooney

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.