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Dublin: 1°C Saturday 23 January 2021

Big boost for Tipp minors as their captain returns for the All-Ireland final

Fit-again Stephen Quirke is the only change for the Premier men.

Tommy Nolan starts again at wing-forward for Tipp.
Tommy Nolan starts again at wing-forward for Tipp.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

TIPPERARY WELCOME BACK captain Stephen Quirke for Sunday’s All-Ireland minor hurling final.

Quirke has recovered from a knee injury and takes his place in midfield, the only change to the side which saw off Dublin in the semi-finals.

Galway show just one change themselves with Cianan Fahy named at corner-forward in place of Michael Lynch.

It means that there is no place in the starting XV for Jack Kenny and Cian Salmon, the heroes of their dramatic replay win against Kilkenny last month.


1. Pádraic Hayes (Ballingarry)

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

5. Kevin Hassett (Drom & Inch)
6. Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
7. Darragh Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

8. Stephen Quirke Capt. (Moyle Rovers)
9. Liam McCutcheon (Templederry Kenyons)

10. Cian Darcy (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
11. Garry Ryan (Borrisokane)
12. Alan Tynan (Roscrea)

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


1. Darragh Gilligan (Craughwell)

2. Kieran O’Connor (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)
3. Jack Fitzpatrick (Killimordaly)
4. Shane Bannon (Clarinbridge)

5. Caelom Mulry (Abbeyknockmoy)
6. Ian O’Brien (Clarinbridge)
7. Andrew Greaney (Craughwell)

8. Jack Coyne (Castlegar)
9. Jack Grealish (Gort)

10. Brian Concannon (Killimordaly)
11. Thomas Monaghan (Craughwell)
12. Fintan Burke (St Thomas)

13. Cianan Fahy (Ardrahan)
14. Evan Niland (Clarinbridge)
15. Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)

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