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Waterford recall veteran Tony Browne for Munster final with Tipperary

Updated: Friday, 13 Jul 2012 07:38 | Comments

Tony Browne turned 39 on 1 July
Tony Browne turned 39 on 1 July

Waterford have drafted veteran Tony Browne into their side to face Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster Hurling Championship final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The 39-year-old will take up his customary position at right half-back in place of Richie Foley.

Déise manager Michael Ryan has also included Noel Connors at corner-back ahead of Aidan Kearney, while Pauric Mahony gets the nod at wing-forward as Eoin Kelly drops out.

Browne made his senior inter-county debut way back in the national league of 1991.

He was at midfield for the Munster final of 1998 in what was a breakthrough year for the county.

Should Waterford prevail on Leeside, Browne will collect a fifth Munster medal in what has been one of the most incredible careers in GAA history.

Waterford (SH v Tipperary): Stephen O'Keeffe; Noel Connors, Liam Lawlor, Stephen Daniels; Tony Browne, Michael Walsh, Kevin Moran; Stephen Molumphy, Phil Mahony; Pauric Mahony, Seamus Prendergast, Maurice Shanahan; John Mullane, Shane Walsh, Gavin O'Brien.

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