A change to the Tipperary football squad to face Cavan

The Tipperary senior football team who will face Cavan at Kingspan Breffni in the fifth round of this year’s Allianz National Football League Division 4 next Sunday has been announced.

It shows just one change from the side that started last Sunday against Wexford with the return of Colm O’Shaughnessy from Ardfinnan at the expense of Sean O’Connell in the half-back line.

1 (GK) Michael O’Reilly, Clonmel Commercials
2 Shane O’Connell, Golden Kilfeacle
3 Jimmy Feehan, Killenaule
4 Jack Harney, Moyle Rovers
5 Kevin Fahey, Clonmel Commercials
6 Colm O’Shaughnessy, Ardfinnan
7 Robbie Kiely, Barryroe, Liege
8 Conal Kennedy, Clonmel commercials

9 Mark Russell, Aherlow

10 Bill Maher, Kilsheelan/Kilcash
11 Jack Kennedy, Clonmel commercials
12 Teddy Boyle, Ballina
13 Mikey O’Shea, CJ Kickhams, Mullinahone
14 Conor Sweeney (Captain) Ballyporeen
15 Sean O’Connor, Clonmel Commercials

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16 (GK) Kuba Beben, JK Brackens

17 Luke Boland, Moyle Rovers
18 Cathal Deely, Clonmel advertisements
19 Willie Eviston, Loughmore Castleiney
20 Conor Ryan, Loughmore Castleiney
21 Billy Hewitt, Ardfinnan
22 Martin Kehoe, Chief Justice Kickhams Mullinahone
23 Jason Lonergan, Clonmel Commercials
24 Eanna McBride, JK Brackens
25 Tommy Maher, Loughmore Castleiney
26Stephen Quirke, Moyle Rovers

Cavan are unbeaten having won all four games so far and a victory for them next Sunday would almost certainly guarantee the Mickey Graham-led side an immediate return to Division Three.

Tipperary themselves have now secured back-to-back wins, an impressive home triumph over Sligo and a valuable away victory last Sunday at Wexford Park. With Tipperary starting as underdogs against Ulster on Sunday, a win – or even a draw – would be a huge result for David Power’s side and significantly improve their promotion prospects, with their two finals to come to Thurles, against Carlow and finally London.

Tipperary has fond memories against Cavan in modern times. Twice in the last 13 years Tipp have triumphed at Breffni, winning 0-13 to 0-11 in a Division 3 league game in 2009, and they won by three points, 2-15 to 0 -18, in a 2017 Cavan qualifier. Hopefully Sunday can provide the Premier with another positive result.

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