Team news: Austin starts but no Quinlivan in Tipp 15

14 July 2017

Tipperary's Philip Austin.
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After making an impressive impact off the bench against Cavan, Philip Austin returns to the Tipperary starting fifteen for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC Qualifier showdown with Armagh in Thurles.

The Borrisokane forward was introduced as a half-time substitute during last weekend's stunning 2-15 to 0-18 comeback victory and played a major role in helping the Premier County's overturn a six-point interval deficit.

Manager Liam Kearns also sprung All-Star Michael Quinlivan from the Breffni Park bench after an ankle injury but the Clonmel Commericals ace is kept in reserve once again.

Austin is positioned at 'top of the left' in place of Liam Boland while there is one change in defence as championship debutant Willie Connors takes over from Colm O’Shaughnessy at corner-back.

Tipperary (All-Ireland SFC v Armagh): Ciaran Kenrick; Willie Connors, Alan Campbell, Emmet Moloney; Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan; Liam Casey, George Hannigan; Josh Keane, Kevin O'Halloran, Brian Fox; Conor Sweeney, Jack Kennedy, Philip Austin.




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