Tipperary well represented on Irish hurling/shinty panels

By Eamonn Wynne

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Tipperary well represented on Irish hurling/shinty panels

Three of Tipperary's All-Ireland-winning heroes will represent their country this weekend when they line out for Ireland against Scotland in the Senior Hurling/Shinty international.

The McGrath brothers, John and Noel (pictured above) from Loughmore/Castleiney and Ballina's Michael Breen are included in the 18-man panel for Saturday's game, which takes place at 2pm in Bught Park in Inverness.

Two more Tipperary players, Eire Og Annacarty's Tom Fox and Nenagh Eire Og's Barry Heffernan, are on the Irish U-21 panel, which takes on Scotland at the same venue at 11.50am on Saturday.

There's also Tipperary involvement in the U-21 management team which includes Ballingarry's William Maher and Kilkenny's Conor Phelan.

The senior team, meanwhile, is managed by Jeffrey Lynskey of Galway and Antrim's Gregory O'Kane and is captained by Laois' Eoin Reilly.

The full senior panel is Eoin Reilly, Laois (captain); Micky Boyle, Kerry; Michael Breen, Tipperary; Mickey Burke, Meath; Danny Cullen, Donegal; Paul Divilly, Kildare; Shane Dooley, Offaly; Cha Dwyer, Laois; Cathal Freeman, Mayo; Gerry Keegan, Kildare; Damien Healy, Meath; Pat Kelly, Kerry; John McGrath, Tipperary; Noel McGrath, Tipperary; Karl Murray, Longford; Brian Murphy, Kerry; Shane Nolan, Kerry and James Toher, Meath.

The U-21 panel is Enda Rowland, Laois; Keith Carmody, Kerry (captain); James Doyle, Carlow;Tom Fox, Tipperary; Jack Goulding, Kerry; Barry Heffernan, Tipperary; Oisín Kelly, Offaly; Philip Lucid, Kerry; Ryan McCambridge, Antrim; Conor McDonald, Wexford; Sean Quigley, Meath; David Reilly, Meath; Corey Scahill, Mayo; Daniel Staunton, Wicklow; Conor Shaw, Westmeath; Jack Sheridan, Kildare; Gerard Walsh, Antrim and Sean Whelan, Carlow.