Tipperary face Waterford in Clonmel

Tipperary will entertain Waterford in a senior hurling challenge at Clonmel Sportsfield next Sunday, March 1, writes Eamonn Wynne.

Tipperary will entertain Waterford in a senior hurling challenge at Clonmel Sportsfield next Sunday, March 1, writes Eamonn Wynne.

Proceeds from the game will be donated towards the cost of the recent extensive refurbishment of the GAA Centre on Western Road, alongside the sportsfield.

The match will start at 1pm and the referee is Fergal Horgan of Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams.

Tipperary returned to winning ways in the National League against Galway on Sunday, following their heavy defeat by Dublin.

Waterford, meanwhile, are unbeaten in the league’s Division 1B so the stage is set for what should be a well-attended and eagerly-contested

tussle.

There was another addition to Tipp’s injury list last weekend when Denis Maher left the field 6 minutes into the second half with a shoulder injury. He joins Killenaule’s Joe O’Dwyer, who injured the a/c joint in his shoulder in the game against Dublin; Shane McGrath, who was concussed in the same match, and who’s hoping to be available for the next league game against Clare in Ennis on Sunday week; and Bonner Maher, who is nursing a damaged hamstring, although he took some part in training last week. James Barry and Michael Cahill, who underwent hip operations last month, are long-term absentees.

Waterford, meanwhile, secured their first league victory when they hammered Laois by 3-21 to 0-12 in Dungarvan on Sunday, after they had drawn with Limerick in their opening game.

The highlight was the contribution of 1-14 from Pauric Mahony (including 9 points from frees), to add to the 11 points he scored against Limerick. The breakthrough goal was scored by Shane Bennett. Austin Gleeson and Tadhg de Burca were prominent in the half back line while Brian O’Halloran and Michael Walsh also shone.

The GAA centre will be open for refreshments, ceoil agus craic on Sunday and all are welcome.