TIPPERARY manager Eamon O'Shea has omitted a number of big names from his 31-man squad for the Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick on June 9, writes Jackie Cahill.
Versatile Seamus Hennessy is not being considered; he revealed recently that he is struggling to recover from a long-term knee injury.
Another 2010 All-Ireland medallist, Timmy Hammersley, has been dropped, along with his Clonoulty-Rossmore clubmate John O'Neill.
The latest indications from the Tipp camp suggest that corner-back Paddy Stapleton will be fit in time to face the Shannonsiders.
The Borrisoleigh defender sustained a broken hand a week before the league final, but he may return to club action against Roscrea in the North SHC quarter-final at the weekend.
The Premier County wrap up their preparations for the Limerick tie with a challenge match against 2012 All-Ireland finalists Galway in Cloughjordan next Sunday.
Tipperary (squad v Limerick) – S McGrath (capt), B Maher (vice-captain), J Barry, K Bergin, P Bourke, S Bourke, M Cahill, S Callanan, L Corbett, B Cummins, P Curran, J Forde, D Gleeson, T Hamill, M Heffernan, E Kelly, D Maher, Padraic Maher, Patrick Maher, N McGrath, C O'Brien, J O'Brien, J O'Dwyer, J O'Keeffe, C O'Mahony, B O'Meara, G Ryan, J Ryan, P Stapleton, T Stapleton, J Woodlock