Alan Tynan has switched his attention to hurling following a successful rugby campaign. Cathal Noonan/INPHO
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3 changes for Tipperary minor hurlers as rugby star moves from attack to midfield

Alan Tynan’s positional switch could prove crucial for Premier County boss Liam Cahill.

THERE ARE THREE changes on the Tipperary team to play Clare in Wednesday’s Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling semi-final in Thurles.

Garry Ryan, Tommy Nolan and Lyndon Fairbrother have been drafted into the starting line-up as Ross Peters, Shane Neville and Ruadhan Mulrooney, goalscorer against Waterford in April, lose out.

There are some positional switches too, most notable among them Alan Tynan’s move from full-forward to midfield, with Liam McCutcheon making the move from the centre of the field to wing-forward.

Tynan won a Leinster senior schools rugby cup title with Cistercian College, Roscrea, earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Fairbrother gets his chance up front after scoring two points from play when introduced against the Déise.

Throw-in on Wednesday evening is at 7.30 as Tipp, who finished with 12 players in Ennis last year, aim for revenge.


1. Padraig Hayes (Ballingarry)

2. Enda Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore)
3. Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch)
4. James Quigley (Kildangan)

5. Jack Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill)
6. Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
7. Darragh Peters (Kilruane McDonaghs)

8. Daragh Carey (Templederry Kenyons)
9. Alan Tynan (Roscrea)

10. Liam McCutcheon (Templederry Kenyons)
11. Stephen Quirke Capt. (Moyle Rovers)
12. Garry Ryan (Borrisokane)

13. Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch)
14. David Gleeson (Ballinahinch)
15. Lyndon Fairbrother (J.K. Brackens)

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