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Tipp name strong side for Banner clash as Ronan Maher, Noel McGrath and 'Bubbles' return

Clare have made just two changes as they look make it two wins on the bounce.

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THE REIGNING ALL-Ireland champions continue to rotate their panel as the Allianz Hurling League passes its halfway point.

Tipp boss Michael Ryan brings in Ronan Maher for his brother Padraic on the half-back line, while Barry Heffernan comes in for his first start of the campaign in place of Kieran Bergin at midfield.

In attack, Dan McCormack and Jason Forde lose out, while Noel McGrath and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer return to the starting lineup.

Meanwhile, Clare show just two changes from the side that defeated Kilkenny a fortnight ago.

Patrick Kelly replaces Donal Tuohy between the posts, while  Cathal McInerney lines out at corner forward instead of Shane O’Donnell.

Tipperary

1. Daragh Mooney (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)

2. Donagh Maher (Burgess)
3. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
4. Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule)

5. Seamus Kennedy (St Mary’s)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Tomás Hamill (Moyne-Templetuohy)

8. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)

10. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
11. Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
12. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

13. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
14. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
15. Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields)

Clare

1. Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona)

2. Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara)
3. Cian Dillon (Crusheen)
4. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)

5. Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
6. Conor Cleary (St. Josephs Miltown)
7. Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge)

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8. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
9. David Reidy (Éire Óg)

10. Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
11. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
12. John Conlon (Clonlara)

13. Podge Collins (Cratloe)
14. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
15. Cathal McInerney (Cratloe)

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