Tipperary hurlers dealt further injury woe as young star Ian Fahey left with dilemma
Last year's Young Hurler of the Year Cathal Barrett is a serious doubt for Tipperary's Division One semi-final with Waterford after picking up a shoulder injury in training.
The 22-year-old will undergo a MRI scan when he returns from the county's warm weather training camp in Spain this week.
Barrett was sent off in the quarter-final victory over Offaly for two yellows and will incur a one-game ban if he is sent off in the same circumstances again in the next 48 weeks.
Eamon O'Shea is already without star forward Seamus Callanan for the game after he was issued with a highly dubious red card in the win over the Faithful county and John McGrath, younger brother of Noel, has been advised to rest a pelvic injury, and is out for six weeks.
Ian Fahey was man-of-the-match in last night's win for Tipperary in the Munster under-21 football final but the victory means that the footballers are due to play Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday week.
Fahey is scheduled to play for Clonmel Celtic in their FAI Junior Cup semi-final against Sheriff YC in Tipperary town at 5.30pm.