Brendan Cummins in goal for Tipperary nearly 20 years after his league debut

The Tipperary SH team to play Cork in the first round of the Allianz Hurling League in Pairc Ui Rinn next Saturday night has one league debutant – John O’Dwyer of Killenaule.

The Tipperary SH team to play Cork in the first round of the Allianz Hurling League in Pairc Ui Rinn next Saturday night has one league debutant – John O’Dwyer of Killenaule.

Paddy Stapleton returns to the starting 15 after an injury disrupted 2012 and Brendan Cummins is in goal almost 20 years after he made his league debut against Waterford in November 1993.

The team is: Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon Grange); Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh); Paul Curran (Mullinahone); Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty Donohill); Donagh Maher (Burgess); Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields); Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh); Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch) Captain; Johnny Ryan (Drom and Inch); Seamus Callanan (Drom and Inch); Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney); Patrick Maher (Lorrha and Dorrha); Shane Bourke (JK Brackens); Brian O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs); John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)