Tipperary senior hurling manager Liam Cahill. Photo: Bridget Delaney

Tipp to start on the road

By Shane Brophy

The GAA focus might well be in the throes of the Club Championships at the moment but plans for the 2023 inter-county season are currently being made with the Tipperary senior hurlers set to have a tough start to the championship under new manager Liam Cahill.

The Munster Council are set to retain the scheduling of the provincial hurling championship which they had this past year whereby no team plays on three consecutive weekends, but it does mean no alternating between home and away games to achieve it, and after Clare started with two away games in 2022, it is Tipperary’s turn to start with road games in 2023.

The proposed schedule will see Tipperary start, as they were expected to, away to Clare in round 1, with All-Ireland champions Limerick travelling to Waterford on the same weekend.

Tipperary are scheduled for a bye in round 2 before an away trip to play Cork in round 3 before concluding with two home games at FBD Semple Stadium, firstly against Limerick before the final round against Waterford.

Dates for all games will be confirmed when the GAA’s Master Fixtures schedule for 2023 is signed off on in the next few weeks.