Noel McGrath says it’s likely that Michael Ryan’s side will have until after the Cork match in just over two weeks’ time before finding out if their involvement in the competition will extend into April.Tipp will look to return to winning ways against Waterford in Division 1A this weekend – so far they’ve beaten Dublin and lost to Kilkenny.Noel is hopeful of getting the push for a place in the knock-out stages back on track at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Tipp FM will have live coverage of the match on Sunday from 3 o’clock, which will be brought to you in assocation with Alliance Medical, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel.
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