'Bubbles' to start as Tipperary make one change for final

Killenaule star in from the start

'Bubbles' to start as Tipperary make one change for final

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has recalled Killenaule's John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer to the team for Sunday's All Ireland final against Kilkenny.

O'Dwyer came off the bench to score a crucial goal in the semi-final win over Galway and all the speculation about the team for the final centred on whether he would start or be kept in reserve as an impact sub again.

However Ryan has opted to use him from the start with Niall O'Meara dropping to the bench.

It's a big call from the Tipp boss but one that many Tipp fans will support in view of the influence O'Dwyer can have on a game.

He comes in at top of the right with John McGrath moving to top of the left.

In all there are five All-Ireland Final debutants in Tipp's starting XV combining a mix of youth and experience as Tipperary go in search of their first title since 2010.

The Tipperary team lines out as follows;

1. Darren Gleeson - Portroe

2. Cathal Barrett - Holycross-Ballycahill

3. James Barry - Upperchurch-Drombane

4. Michael Cahill - Thurles Sarsfields

5. Seamus Kennedy - St. Mary's

6. Ronan Maher - Thurles Sarsfields

7. Padraic Maher - Thurles Sarsfields

8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) - Borris-Ileigh

9. Michael Breen - Ballina

10. Dan McCormack - Borris-Ileigh

11. Patrick Maher - Lorrha-Dorrha

12. Noel McGrath - Loughmore-Castleiney

13. John O’Dwyer - Killenaule

14. Seamus Callanan - Drom & Inch

15. John McGrath - Loughmore-Castleiney

Meanwhile, Tipperary minor hurling team manager Liam Cahill has also named his side to face Limerick in their All Ireland Final clash which throws in at 1.15pm.

Showing one change from the their semi-final also, Tom Murphy returns to corner back having recovered from injury.

The Tipperary Minor team to take on Limerick lines out as follows;

1. Ciarán Barrett - Clonmel Óg

2. Killian O'Dwyer - Killenaule

3. Michael Whelan - Carrick Davins

4. Tom Murphy - J.K. Brackens

5. Cian Flanagan - Newport

6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) - Loughmore-Castleiney

7. Jerome Cahill - Kilruane MacDonaghs

8. Paddy Cadell - J.K. Brackens

9. Ger Browne - Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams

10. Rian Doody - Cappawhite

11. Jake Morris - Nenagh Éire Óg

12. Colin English - Fr. Sheehy's

13. Cian Darcy - Kilruane MacDonaghs

14. Mark Kehoe - Kilsheelan-Kilcash

15. Lyndon Fairbrother - J.K. Brackens