Moloney and Hannon to start against Wexford

LIMERICK have made two changes to their team for Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling championship qualifier against Wexford.

LIMERICK have made two changes to their team for Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling championship qualifier against Wexford.

Manager Donal O’Grady has handed first championship starts to Dave Moloney and Declan Hannon.

Moloney replaces the injured Damien Reale at corner back. The Blackrock man was introduced as a substitute against Waterford, but Saturday evening in the Gaelic Grounds will be his first start at senior level.

In attack, Hannon replaces Richie McCarthy. The Adare teenager missed the defeat to Waterford as he was sitting his Leaving Certificate in Ardscoil Ris.

He joins his Ardscoil Ris mentor Niall Moran in the half forward line.

Elsewhere the team is unchanged from that which fell to a late John Mullane goal in the Munster championship with Seamus Hickey continuing at centre back.

Saturday’s game has a 5.00 start in the Gaelic Grounds and will not be televised live.

There are no advance sale of tickets.

Entry to the Mackey Stand will be €20 and €15 for OAP’s and students.

Entry to the Mackey Stand for under-16’s will be free. Entry to the terrace is €15.

The stiles to the Open Stand will be closed but supporters will be able to access this area from the terrace.

Limerick: Nicky Quaid (Effin), Dave Moloney (Blackrock), Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher), Tom Condon (Knockaderry); Wayne McNamara (Adare), Brian Geary (Monaleen), Gavin O’Mahony (Kilmallock); Donal O’Grady (Granagh-Ballingarry), Paul Browne (Bruff); Niall Moran (Ahane), James Ryan (Garryspillane), Declan Hannon (Adare); Graeme Mulchay (Kilmallock), Kevin Downes (Na Piarsiagh), Sean Tobin (Murroe-Boher).