By Joe Bracken
With the intended target reached it is all roads to Cusack Park, Ennis next Sunday, April 3rd as Tipperary travel to meet Clare in the Allianz Hurling League Quarter Final at 3.45pm. It is knock out stage now and all focus will be towards clearing the Banner hurdle which if successfully achieved would line up a semi-final encounter with the winners of the Kilkenny/Offaly clash.
Last year Tipperary also travelled to Ennis in the league and came away with a five point victory with the score line reading Tipperary 2-19 Clare 0-20, the Tipperary goals coming courtesy of Noel McGrath and James Woodlock. John McGrath making his second league outing was awarded Man of the Match scoring five points from play.
That was then and this is now as both management and team look to continue a build-up of momentum not only in the league but also looking towards the Munster Championship in a little over seven weeks’ time. Clare will prove testing opposition as winners of Roinn 1B, they will be more than willing to show that their standard hasn’t faded after a year out of the top flight.
Best wishes to Team Tipperary on Sunday and to all supporters who we hope will travel in great numbers to cheer on the side in this eagerly awaited fixture.
Those heading to Ennis can avail of the usual early bird saving of €5 discount on match ticket if purchased before midnight Saturday night.
Full ticket information as follows; Pre-Purchase: Adult: €15.00
Match Day: Adult: €20.00. Concessions: €15.00 available with valid ID on match day at the grounds only
Juveniles under 16: Free of Charge and all tickets for this match are unreserved.
Supporters in the Templemore area are asked to take note of traffic restrictions associated with the inaugural Killea 10 Mile & 5k Road Run will also take place next Sunday, April 3rd. Both races will start and finish in Killea Village (outside Templemore) and follow local routes. A large crowd is expected and supporters travelling to the Allianz League Quarter Final in Ennis are advised that there will be traffic delays on the Templemore-Dunkerrin Road between 12 noon and 2pm to accommodate the run. Patrons are encouraged to use an alternative route via Borrisoleigh or Roscrea. The race organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank supporters for their co-operation.