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Michael Ryan has made three changes to Tipperary’s team ahead of Sunday’s Munster championship meeting with Clare.

Noel McGrath was one of their leading lights in their second round comeback against Cork but the Loughmore Casteliney man has been dropped to the bench along with corner back Michael Cahill and Joe O’Dwyer.

Ryan had been put under pressure by various GAA pundits to give Cathal Barrett a starting jersey and he comes into the side at midfield where he will partner Ronan Maher, pushing Billy McCarthy to the attack. Patrick Bonner Maher is given only his second start of the championship at centre forward and Donagh Maher comes in for Cahill in defence.

1. Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha)
2. Seán O’Brien (Newport)
3. Séamus Kennedy (St. Mary’s Clonmel)
4. Donagh Maher (Burgess)
5. Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule)
6. Padraic Maher (Capt.) (Thurles Sarsfields)
7. Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh)
8. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
9. Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill)
10. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha)
12. Billy McCarthy (Thurles Sarsfields)
13. Seamus Callanan (Drom-Inch)
14. Jason Forde (Silvermines)
15. John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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