Thursday 8 December 2016

'Bubbles' held on the leash by Tipperary

Jackie Cahill

Published 13/08/2016 | 02:30

O'Dwyer will have to make do with a place on the bench for the clash with the Tribesmen, after
serving a one-match suspension for the Munster final victory over Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile
O'Dwyer will have to make do with a place on the bench for the clash with the Tribesmen, after serving a one-match suspension for the Munster final victory over Waterford. Photo: Sportsfile

There's no place for prolific forward John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer in the Tipperary team for tomorrow's All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final against Galway at Croke Park.

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O'Dwyer will have to make do with a place on the bench for the clash with the Tribesmen, after serving a one-match suspension for the Munster final victory over Waterford.

Manager Michael Ryan has named an unchanged team but sources have indicated that combative half-forward Dan McCormack is carrying a knock into the game and if he's not fit to play, O'Dwyer could yet earn a start.

It's as you were for opponents Galway, too, as manager Micheál Donoghue gone with the same team that accounted for Clare at the quarter-final stage.

Donoghue shuffled his pack from the Leinster final for the Clare assignment, with Adrian Tuohy and Jason Flynn coming in, and and he's keeping faith with a winning formula as Galway look to repeat last year's All-Ireland semi-final victory over Tipp.

And Waterford manager Derek McGrath, in keeping with the mood of the weekend, has decided not to tinker with his team for this evening's semi-final replay with Kilkenny at Semple Stadium.

Conor Gleeson, who made his full senior championship debut as a late replacement for injured Darragh Fives last Sunday, holds his place for an eagerly-anticipated second instalment.

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