by John Fallon
There was good news for Tipperary over the weekend when Seamus Callanan saw his first action of 2018, scoring 0-8 for Drom-Inch after recovering from a back injury and manager Michael Ryan is delighted he's back.
"The last couple of weeks have been good for Seamie. He has been on the pitch for his club and that's where we wanted to see him. We are after having a good few rounds in Tipp. The last finished on Sunday evening there.
"We are waiting on an update on how fellas are. You pick up knocks every day you play but we will know more later on when we convene.
"I know Noel McGrath has had two games over the last period plus a football game. That has been very good for him."
However defender Michael Cahill is a doubt for opening match against Limerick on May 20 after picking up a hamstring injury playing for Thurles Sarsfields.
"We need a definitive prognosis of how he is. We are hoping he got off in time. It never looks good when you see a guy going off putting ice on a hamstring.
"That's not a good sign, but look, we knew this was a risk. We just have to wait and see. Three weeks is still a fair bit of time for a soft tissue injury."