Limerick hurling team named for Dublin game

Nickey Quaid has returned from injury to take his place in goals for Limerick against Dublin. Picture: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
NICKEY Quaid has returned from injury to take his place in goals for Limerick’s must-win Allianz Hurling League game against Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday (5pm).

NICKEY Quaid has returned from injury to take his place in goals for Limerick’s must-win Allianz Hurling League game against Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday (5pm).

Quaid missed the wins over Carlow and Antrim with an ankle injury but has recovered from time and takes over from Aaron Murphy.

Donal O’Grady’s injury sees Wayne McNamara start centre-back with Paudie O’Brien and Gavin O’Mahony completing a new-look hlaf-back line.

James Ryan returns to partner Paul Browne in midfield while Na Piarsaigh duo Kevin Downes and Shane Dowling come into the full-forward line in place of Niall Moran and Sean Tobin.

In defence, Stephen Walsh returns instead of Alan Dempsey while Cathal King also loses out in the reshuffle.

The game forms part of a double header in Croke Park with the Dublin-Tyrone football game and is live on Setanta Sports.

Limerick team v Dublin:

1. Nicky Quaid, (Effin)

2. Stephen Walsh (Glenroe)

3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock)

4. Tom Condon (Knockaderry)

5. Paudie O’Brien (Kilmallock) (Captain)

6. Wayne McNamara (Adare)

7. Gavin O’Mahoney (Kilmallock)

8. Paul Browne (Bruff)

9. James Ryan (Garryspillane)

10. Declan Hannon (Adare)

11. Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher)

12. David Breen (Na Piarsaigh)

13. Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh)

14. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)

15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock).

Subs: Aaron Murphy (Hospital/Herbertstown), Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Cathal King (Na Piarsaigh), Niall Moran (Ahane), Conor Allis (Croom), Sean Tobin (Murroe/Boher), Paudie Ahern(Kilteely/Dromkeen), Shane O’Neill (South Liberties), Tom Ryan (South Liberties), Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh) and David Reidy (Dromin/Athlacca).