'Bubbles' held on the leash by Tipperary
Published 13/08/2016 | 02:30
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.
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.