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Tipperary make five changes ahead of Allianz quarter final with Cork

Niall O’Meara is one of three switches in the Tipp forward line.

Niall O'Meara is set for his league debut.
Niall O'Meara is set for his league debut.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

TIPPERARY HAVE MADE five changes from the side that defeated Dublin ahead of their Allianz National Hurling League quarter final with Cork.

Niall O’Meara returns from injury and will make his league debut at corner-forward while James Barry and Denis Maher will start for the first time after positive substitute appearances versus Anthony Daly’s men last Sunday.

James Woodlock returns to the team following a bout of flu which caused the Drom & Inch clubman to miss the win over Dublin while Shane Bourke comes in at corner-forward.

Michael Cahill and Patrick Maher miss out on this occasion due to injury while Paddy Murphy, Jason Forde and Cathal Barrett are the other players to make way.

TIPPERARY: Darragh Egan (Kildangan); Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty/Donohill); James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane), Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch); Kieran Bergin (Killenaule), James Woodlock (Drom & Inch); Denis Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), John O’Dwyer (Killenaule); Shane Bourke (JK Brackens), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs).

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