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Debut for Tipp goalie and Callanan back as Clare make 3 changes for League quarter final

Rival managers Michael Ryan and Davy Fitzgerald have revealed their starting line-ups for Sunday’s Ennis tussle.

Darragh Mooney in action for the Tipperary U21s against Clare in 2013.
Darragh Mooney in action for the Tipperary U21s against Clare in 2013.
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GOALKEEPER DARRAGH MOONEY has been handed a senior debut for the Tipperary hurlers in next Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League quarter-final against Clare in Ennis. 

Mooney replaces Portroe’s Darren Gleeson between the sticks for the visit to Cusack Park, while Seamus Callanan returns to the starting line-up for the first time this season after featuring off the bench against Cork last time out.

Dan McCormack comes into the starting line-up at centre forward as manager Michael Ryan makes three changes in personnel in total.

There are two switches up front, as McCormack and Callanan replace Kieran Morris and Adrian Ryan.

Steven O’Brien and Seamus Kennedy, both senior football panellists last year and coveted by Ryan’s big ball counterpart Liam Kearns, both make the matchday 26.

Meanwhile, hosts Clare have made three changes in personnel from the team that secured promotion from Division 1B against Limerick.

2009 All-Ireland U21 winning captain Ciaran O’Doherty replaces Oisin O’Brien while last year’s U21 skipper Conor Cleary is in at centre back for David McInerney, who’s ruled out through injury.

Up front, Darach Honan replaces Shane O’Donnell, who could be out for up to a month with a foot injury.

Throw-in on Sunday between the Munster rivals is at 3.45pm.


1. Darragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty

2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Conor O’Brien – Éire Óg Annacarty

5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields

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

10. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
11. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
12. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs

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


16. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
17. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule
18. Andrew Coffey – Nenagh Éire Óg
19. Jason Forde – Silvermines
20. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy
21. Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s
22. Steven O’Brien – Ballina
23. Daire Quinn – Nenagh Éire Óg
24. Gearóid Ryan – Templederry Kenyons
25. Willie Ryan – Clonakenny
26. Paddy Stapleton – Borris-Ileigh


1)    Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona)

2)   Ciaran O’Doherty (Crusheen)
3)    Cian Dillon, Captain (Crusheen)
4)    Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)

5)    Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
6)    Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown/Kilmaley)
7)    Pat O’Connor (Tubber)

8)    David Reidy (Éire Óg)
9)    Conor Ryan (Cratloe)

10) Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
11) Bobby Duggan (Clarecastle)
12) John Conlon (Clonlara)

13) Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
14) Darach Honan (Clonlara)
15) Conor McGrath (Cratloe)

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