Waterford manager Derek McGrath has made ten changes to the Deise starting team for this evening’s second round National Hurling League tie against Tipperary in Thurles
The team in full is:
1.Stephen O Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2.Shane Fives (Tourin)
3.Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
17. Ian Kenny (Ballygunner)
5.Mark O Brien (Ferrybank)
6.Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7.Kieran Bennett (Ballysaggart)
8.Stephen Roche (Mount Sion)
9.Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
10.Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11.Colin Dunford (Colligan)
12.Brian O Halloran (Clashmore)
13.Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
14.Dj Foran (Portlaw)
15.Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to face @TipperaryGAA in tomorrow nights Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Clash has been named..
— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) February 2, 2018
Waterford will be searching for their first points of the Division 1A National hurling league campaign this evening
Both sides lost their opening round games last weekend, Waterford made no subs as they lost by seven points to Wexford at Walsh Park, while Clare overcame Tipp in Ennis
Tipperary have made six changes for this evening’s encounter
Déise manager Derek McGrath says the Munster Championship in May is the main aim “We just urge the people to be patient with us in terms of our approach. We feel that if we can unearth a couple of players for the championship throughout the league and a couple of nuggets towards the championship will help us. We don’t feel we’ll be psychologically scarred in terms of having a defeat. We’re going up to Thurles with nobody giving us a hope and we’ll have a number of changes and there’s a certain freedom in that,” he added.
Throw-in in Thurles is at 7.00pm and we’ll bring you the game live on WLR, thanks to George Corbett Skoda, with commentary team of Kieran O’ Connor and Stephen Frampton.