Kilkenny and Tipperary are putting their rivalries aside for a great cause this weekend as the teams head to FBD Semple Stadium for a fundraising game in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation.
The entire GAA community was shocked at the passing of Dillon from SADS (sudden adult death syndrome), having collapsed during a game at FBD Semple Stadium last August. On Sunday afternoon, Dillon’s memory will be honoured and all proceeds raised from the game will go towards the development of a cardiac screening programme for every GAA player from the age of 12 upwards.
To get things underway, two of the biggest names in hurling history will meet for the second time in a fortnight, this time without the constraints or pressures of league or championship hurling.
As such, extended lineups featuring over 40 players per county have been named ahead of Sunday, a game that you can catch in full on KCLR. If you are unable to travel to the game and wish to lend your support to the work of the foundation, you can do so by buying a non-attendance ticket here – the same link will get you match tickets to attend in person. Tickets are priced €20.
The Tipperary Supporters Club ‘Hurler of the Year’ 2022 trophy and the Tony Reddin Perpetual Cup will be presented to Dan and Hazel Quirke at half time during Sunday’s game.
Both teams feature a number of players yet to line out for their counties in either pre-season or hurling league action. Lineouts are subject to change on the day.
Kilkenny team to face Tipperary
Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)
Daire O’Neill (Danesfort)
Conor Delaney (Erin’s Own)
Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)
Evan Shefflin (Shamrocks Ballyhale)
Pádraic Moylan (Dicksboro)
Richie Reid (Shamrocks Ballyhale)
Conor Fogarty (Erin’s Own)
Paddy Mullen (Shamrocks Ballyhale)
Timmy Clifford (Dicksboro)
Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
TJ Reid (Shamrocks Ballyhale)
Shane Walsh (Tullaroan)
Richie Hogan (Danesfort)
James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks)
Subs: Aidan Tallis (Lisdowney), Billy Drennan (Galmoy), Billy Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan), Cian Kenny (James Stephens), Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro), Conor Heary (O’Loughlin Gaels), Darragh Corcoran (Shamrocks Ballyhale), Darren Brennan (St. Lachtains), David Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge), Des Dunne (Danesfort), Eoin Cody (Shamrocks Ballyhale), Gearóid Dunne (Tullaroan), Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels), John Donnelly (Thomastown), Martin Keoghan (Tullaroan), Mikey Butler (O’Loughlin Gaels), Niall Brassil (James Stephens), Niall Brennan (Lisdowney), Niall Rowe (Dicksboro), Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels), Pádraig Walsh (Tullaroan), Paul Cody (Clara), Shane Murphy (Glenmore), Tom Phelan (Conahy Shamrocks), Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon), Evan Cody (Dicksboro), Sean Purcell (Windgap), Ronan Corcoran (Shamrocks Ballyhale), Killian Doyle (Emeralds), Ian Byrne (Glenmore), Adrian Mullen (Shamrocks Ballyhale)
Tipperary team to face Kilkenny
Barry Hogan (Kiladangan)
Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill)
Eoghan Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs)
Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
Enda Heffernan (Clonoulty-Rossmore)
Pauric Campion (Drom & Inch)
John Campion (Drom & Inch)
Conor Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields)
Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
Kian O’Kelly (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
Jason Forde (Silvermines)
Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)
Jack Ryan (Clonoulty-Rossmore)
Subs: Rhys Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), Alan Tynan (Roscrea), Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Bryan O’Mara (Holycross-Ballycahill), Cian O’Dwyer (Clonkenny), Ciaran Connolly (Loughmore-Castleiney), Conor Bowe (Moyne-Templetouhy), Conor McCarthy (Nenagh Éire Óg), Johnny Ryan (Arravale Rovers), Gavin Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane) Gearóid O’Connor (Moyne-Templetouhy), Ger Browne (Cashel King Cormacs), Jake Morris (Nenah Éire Óg), James Quigley (Kiladangan), Jerry Kelly (Borris-Ileigh), Joe Fogarty (Moneygall), John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Michael Breen (Ballina), Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Paddy Caddell (JK Brackens, since ruled out for the season), Paddy Creedon (Thurles Sarsfields), Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha), Seamus Kennedy (St. Mary’s), Sean Ryan (Templederry Kenyonds), Shane Neville (Cratloe, Clare).