Ellis is still a doubt for Munster final while Tipp set up showdown with Cork U21s

Ellis is still a doubt for Munster final while Tipp set up showdown with Cork U21s
Mark Ellis speak to referee James Owens after he awarded Limerick a free. Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

MARK ELLIS remains a major doubt for Cork’s Munster final against Clare on Sunday week in Thurles.

The towering half-back was absent with a groin injury for the Rebels’ victory over Waterford last weekend, with Eoin Cadogan deputising, and he hasn’t returned to training since. Tim O’Mahony is also a concern, having being forced out of the U21s’ win over the Déise with a virus.

Rebel boss John Meyler said at yesterday’s press briefing at Páirc Uí Rinn that both players will be monitored in the coming days.

“We’re looking at Mark Ellis at the moment, he didn’t play against Waterford last Sunday, and he’s doubtful for the match against Clare,” said Meyler.

“We’ll monitor that situation over the next few days and we’re hoping he’ll be OK for the next day. We just have to monitor him, to see him come through this week so that he’s ready for Sunday week.

“Tim O’Mahony didn’t play in the U21 match on Wednesday night against Waterford, he has a virus. Hopefully he’ll be able to get back training — we have training on Saturday and hopefully he’ll be able to participate in that.”

Robbie O’Flynn, who had been out with a concussion, returned for the U21s and clipped over two points in a lively showing. Denis Ring’s charges will now face Tipp in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on July 4, after the Premier knocked out holders Limerick last night.

Seamus Flanagan of Limerick in action against Brian McGrath of Tipperary. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Seamus Flanagan of Limerick in action against Brian McGrath of Tipperary. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Tickets went on sale yesterday for the Cork-Clare showdown, with all the tickets made available to the public selling out within hours.

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