Skip to content
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change your settings or learn more here.

Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain set for long layoff after tearing cruciate

Brendan Maher suffered the injury against Clare last Sunday week.
Jun 18th 2018, 1:00 PM 13,674 5

TIPPERARY HAVE CONFIRMED that 2016 All-Ireland winning captain Brendan Maher tore his cruciate in last Sunday week’s clash against Clare.

Brendan Maher leaves the field injured Brendan Maher is helped off by medics against Clare. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Maher suffered the injury to his right knee towards the end of the tie in Semple Stadium and was helped off in the 68th minute.

Tipperary ultimately lost the game by two points and that scuppered their hopes of qualifying for the All-Ireland series from this year’s Munster round-robin ties.

The Borris-Ileigh man will undergo surgery next month and is targeting a return to action early next year.

The 29-year-old had been one of Tipperary’s leading performers this season, claiming the man-of-the-match award as they came back to claim a dramatic draw against Waterford, the week before the loss to Clare.

Maher has won two All-Ireland senior hurling medals with Tipperary in 2010 and 2016, along with claiming five Munster senior medals.

Brendan Maher lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup Tipperary's Brendan Maher lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after the 2016 final success over Kilkenny. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

In 2007, he captained Tipperary to All-Ireland minor hurling glory and picked up an U21 accolade three years later.

While Tipperary’s 2018 campaign has come to an end, Maher’s absence will be keenly felt by his club Borris-Ileigh as he was a key component in their route to last year’s county senior hurling final.

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

Derek McGrath: ‘I will give myself some time, I don’t have a story for you today on it’

Do you agree with The Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match winners?

Send a tip to the author

Fintan O'Toole


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

    cancel reply
    Back to top