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Starts for Curran and O'Keeffe as Tipp name 13 of the All-Ireland winning team for Cork clash

Michael Ryan has announced his starting 15.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

TIPPERARY BOSS MICHAEL Ryan will start with 13 of his All-Ireland final winning team in Sunday’s Munster quarter-final against Cork.

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher hasn’t been deemed fit enough to start, while a hamstring injury rules Michael Cahill out of contention and Jason Forde is absent through suspension.

John O’Keeffe is handed a chance to impress at corner-back, while Sean Curran starts at centre-forward. Michael Breen, who enjoyed a phenomenal year in 2016, is named alongside Brendan Maher at midfield in the absence of Forde.

Curran made debut against Cork last year and it’s his second championship start at this level. He’s tipped to start at midfield with Breen moving to centre forward.

Seamus Callanan, who broke his hand last month in the league semi-final win over Wexford, starts at 14.

Tipperary

1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)

2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill)
3. James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane)
4. John O’Keeffe (Clonoulty-Rossmore)

5. Seamus Kennedy (St. Mary’s)
6. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

8. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
9. Michael Breen (Ballina)

10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Sean Curran (Mullinahone)
12. Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

13. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
14. Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

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