The word out of Galway is that Joe Canning will be fit to start Sunday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay against Clare but Gearóid McInerney is in a race against time to feature at Semple Stadium.

Canning jarred his knee late on in the drawn game, but the problem is more one of bruising and muscular issues and the eight-day turnaround is sufficient time for the Portumna ace to shake off any ill-effects.

As for McInerney, it is feared that he suffered a calf tear after he left the field of play during the second half on Saturday last. The towering defender has had a scan to assess the damage but could face the prospect of up to three weeks on the sidelines and so could miss the All-Ireland final should the Tribesemen overcome the Banner.

On who would fill McInerney's place should the player miss out next weekend, former Tipperary star Shane McGrath told Game On on 2fm: "Padriag Mannion could come into centre-back and I think he will do a good job. He won’t be the same [physical] presence as McInerney. Paul Killeen will probably come in wing-back."

Fellow pundit Eddie Brennan agrees that Mannion would "seamlessly" adapt to the positional switch, but would opt for a different substitute from Saturday for the wing-back slot.

"I think Sean Loftus is a better option at wing-back. Killeen is a real tenacious man-marker." 

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