Ryan not looking beyond Limerick

May 18, 2018

Michael Ryan as Tipperary manager.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan is adamant that they have to take the new look Munster SHC one game at a time, despite the hectic schedule laid out in front of them.

The Munster campaign begins this weekend as the round robin series sees the five counties involved play four games over the next five weeks.

There is little time for rest between games, and there is no doubt that squads will be stretched to the limit by the end of the group phase.

While taking this into consideration, Ryan told the Tipperary Star that it was pointless looking beyond the first game and a trip to the Gaelic Grounds to take on Limerick on Sunday.

"It's all about week one, and Limerick," stated Ryan. He added: "It's all going to be very difficult and it will certainly challenge us. But, I am very happy with where we are as we embark upon this four-week campaign.

"Because of the way the championship is structured, it is important for us to have as many players available as possible. Normally, we would play an A v B game in the week leading up to the match and that is possible this week, but not after that.

"A new injury has the potential to rule a player out for a number of games so we will just be trying to manage our players as best we can in order to avoid injury possibilities."

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