Limerick will be desperate to secure their place in the Munster final, as well as their passage into the All-Ireland series, at the earliest opportunity.

That's according to two-time All-Ireland winner with Clare Anthony Daly, who was speaking on RTÉ GAA Podcast.

The Treaty County had an indifferent Allianz League campaign managing just one win; over Joe McDonagh Cup county Offaly.

But their form has once more been ominously impressive for the other counties since the start of the championship, with victories over the counties seen as their nearest rivals - perhaps anywhere in Ireland - before the start of the competition in Cork and Waterford.

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Four points was enough for Limerick to finish in the top two in 2019, but five points had seen them having to settle for third the previous year, so they'll still need to avoid defeat in one of their remaining fixtures to make sure that their Liam MacCarthy defence doesn't come to an end later this month.

Tipperary come into the game with no points from two games. Their manager Colm Bonnar will know that his injury-ravaged squad need to find a win at the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Sunday to have any chance of extending their season into June.

And, while Daly thinks that all the players the Premier County are without could lead to Limerick supporters becoming a bit complacent, the former Clare and Dublin manager isn't expecting that to seep through to the players.

"All this talk, and it's going around Limerick as well you can be sure, that Tipp have no one left, and that they were so bad against Clare, that can lead to a little bit of complacency in the mind.

"I'd give Tipp a shout of turning up and making it a good contest. Tipp are Tipp; they'll play with pride, and they'll be hurting, but I couldn't see them getting a result.

John Kiely watched Tipperary lost to Clare last month

"He'd (John Kiely) like to have it done and dusted. As soon as he beat Waterford the last day I was saying that he can map out his year now.

"He doesn't need to absolutely win on Sunday because he has the luxury of the Clare game. They look like they're in the (top) three anyway, with the scoring difference.

"I think they'd like to get it done on Sunday. Will you see changes? I'd say you could. But it could be the likes of Richie English getting a game; everyone in the country would love to have him.

"It'll still be a formidable outfit, a huge local crowd. Will the Tipp crowd travel? I don't know. I just can't see any other way. They'll be sitting pretty and then they can leave off seven or eight lads for the Clare match!"

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