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Sweeney and Grogan aim to tear up the Treaty defence



(Gaelic Grounds, Tonight 7.0)

ANY championship clash between these Munster football wannabes would generally be viewed as a 50-50, all-on-the-day, affair,

In more recent years, the balance of probabilities had leaned slightly in favour of Limerick - but not any more.

This time, Limerick are at home but the visitors are marginal favourites. Why? That magical word craved by every manager - momentum. They enter tonight’s clash on the back of promotion and a Div Four title, whereas Limerick had a so-so Division Three campaign, finishing sixth.

Limerick have named five SFC debutants with veteran midfielder John Galvin on the bench - sign of the changing times - and the new faces could struggle, especially if Conor Sweeney and Barry Grogan maintain their high-scoring spring habits.

ODDS: Limerick 11/10, Draw 8/1, Tipperary 
10/11 VERDICT: Tipperary