Lonesharkoy is confident that Tipperary can bounce back from their loss to Limerick.
Tipperary vs Cork
Perhaps the most laughable headline of the GAA season so far was Martin Breheny’s suggestion that people should “Ignore the knee-jerk pundits, Tipp aren’t dead yet”. Not a single pundit has suggested that Tipperary are “dead”, or even in any real difficulty. Yes, getting their act together for this Munster campaign might be tricky, but just think of the guys that Michael Ryan is drafting into the team this week. Three of them are Seamus Callanan, Patrick Maher and Brendan Maher. There’s sending for reinforcements, and then there’s this – a closer equivalent would be the sudden and active involvement of the United States of America in World War Two.
This is a team that won the All Ireland two years ago, that reached the national league final, and that lost to Galway by a point last year. Cork, for their part, were decent in front of a home crowd, but not spectacular either and now they have to travel up the road to Thurles, with home advantage proving to be a key factor in these round robin games.
Cork will be tuned in for this game, but Tipp will be absolutely wired – and consequently it’s entirely possible that they win with a fair bit to spare – so punt accordingly.
Tipperary -3pts @ 7/5, Boylesports