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Tipperary hand out two championship debuts for trip to Limerick

Eamon O’Shea has named Jason Forde and Kieran Bergin in his team for Sunday’s Munster SHC semi-final.

Jason Forde (right) celebrates a goal for Tipperary’s U21s last weekend. Credit: INPHO/James Crombie

KIERAN BERGIN AND Jason Forde will make their senior championship debuts for Tipperary on Sunday.

The Premier County face Limerick in a Munster senior hurling championship semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds (4pm) and 27-year-old Bergin has been drafted in at right full-back while Forde, who scored 1-8 for the U21s last week, starts at right half-forward.

Tipperary: Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon Grange); Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields); Kieran Bergin (Killenaule), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields); Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch) (Captain); Jason Forde (Silvermines), Patrick Maher (Lorrha and Dorrha). John O’Brien (Toomevara); Shane Bourke (JK Brackens), Seamus Callanan (Drom and Inch), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney).

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