Tipperary are much changed for Sunday’s crucial Allianz Hurling League clash with Waterford.
Boss Liam Sheedy has made six changes for the visit of a Déise side managed by Liam Cahill who guided Tipp to All-Ireland U-21/U-20 titles in 2018 and 2019.
Big guns Padraic Maher, Noel, and John McGrath are all recalled while there are starts too for corner-back Brian McGrath and full-forward line duo Willie Connors and Dillon Quirke.
All-Ireland champions Tipp could do with the win as they are in danger of missing out on a quarter-final spot after losses to Limerick and Cork in their Division 1 group.
Their Round 4 defeat of Westmeath was their only win from five competitive games since last August’s All-Ireland final win over Kilkenny.
Tipperary (NHL v Waterford): B Hogan; C Barrett, R Maher, B McGrath; A Flynn, B Heffernan, Padraic Maher; N McGrath, M Breen; J Forde, J McGrath, N O’Meara; W Connors, S Callanan, D Quirke.
Tipperary (NFL v Longford): E Comerford; A Campbell, J Meagher, T Fitzgerald; K Fahey, R Kiely, B Maher; S O’Brien, Conal Kennedy; E Moloney, J Kennedy, B Fox; C Sweeney, S O’Connor, R Quigley.