Tipp hit with McGrath injury blow
Tipperary boss Eamon O'Shea has whisked his players to Spain on a training camp ahead of the Premier County's Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Waterford on April 19.
Tipp flew to Spain yesterday and will return home on Saturday as they embark on warm-weather work before the conclusion of the league campaign.
But there is some bad news on the injury front for O'Shea with rising young star John McGrath set for a spell of up to six weeks on the sidelines.
The Loughmore-Castleiney star, younger brother of Noel, has been advised to rest a pelvic injury and the dual player will miss out on Tipperary's EirGrid Munster U21 football final with Cork on Thursday as a result.
McGrath made a big impact in his breakthrough games in the group stages of the league, scoring two points against Galway on his debut before slotting over five points in the victory over Clare at Cusack Park.
McGrath came on as a late sub in the victory over Kilkenny but did not feature in Tipp's last two games against Cork and Offaly.