By Joe Bracken
In defeating Dublin last Saturday night 1-23 to 0-12 the Tipperary senior hurlers gave Michael Ryan a debut win in his competitive managerial career on a night when Michael in turn handed out Allianz Hurling League debuts to five players. Daire Quinn (Nenagh Éire Óg) and Dan McCormack (Borris Ileigh) made their full debut, while Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs), Joe Gallagher (Kiladangan) and Liam Ryan (Drom & Inch) also made their debut when introduced in the second half, with Dylan marking his debut with a point from play.
Congratulations to Jason Forde (Silvermines) on receiving the Man of the Match award following his impressive 1-5 from play performance.
Next up is a visit to Nowlan Park on Sunday next, February 21st as Tipperary take on Kilkenny at 2pm. In last year’s fixture Tipperary were victorious on home soil and will be looking to do the same ‘away’ from home this year.
Of the 67 Hurling League encounters between the sides, Tipperary edges the stats with 32 wins, Kilkenny have 29 and there have been 6 draws. Last year’s 12 point win by Tipp was their biggest win since 1966.
Best wishes again to the team on Sunday and again we urge all supporters to get behind them in great numbers this weekend and over the course of the league.
Supporters are asked to get your tickets early in the week to avail of discount prices which will close at midnight on Saturday night.
Ticket prices as follows; Pre-Purchase Price: Adult: €10 (Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the fixture)
Match-Day Price: Adult: €15. Concessions: €10 available as an Adult Pre-Purchase ticket in advance or on match day at the grounds only. Juveniles under 16: free of charge