Under 21 hurlers hope to complete Tipperary ‘grand slam’

Tipperary will be trying to complete the last leg of a historic Hurling Grand Slam next Wednesday even-ing, August 8th, when they play Clare in the Munster U-21 Hurling Championship Final at Cusack Park in Ennis.

Tipperary will be trying to complete the last leg of a historic Hurling Grand Slam next Wednesday even-ing, August 8th, when they play Clare in the Munster U-21 Hurling Championship Final at Cusack Park in Ennis.

Tipp have already won Munster titles at Senior, Minor and Inter-mediate and victory next week would complete the set.

However they’ll have their work cut out against a highly-rated Clare team.

Tipp have reached this stage of the competition by defeating Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Limerick in the semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds. They were the outsiders in that semi-final but Ken Hogan’s team upset the odds with a 1-16 to 1-11 win, which was achieved with great performances from man of the match Denis Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) and Killen-aule’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, who scored 9 points, 8 from frees.

The throw-in for next week’s match is at 7.15.

Clare are 3/1-on favourites, with Tipp rated at 11/4 and the draw quoted as a 10/1 chance.

The referee will be Cork’s John Sexton and if necessary extra-time will be played.