FORMER Limerick senior hurler Cian Hayes is to play inter-county hurling with Louth in 2013.
The Kildimo-Pallaskenry man has submitted a declaration request to line out with The Wee County hurlers in the Nicky Rackard Cup.
As a teenager Hayes played league and championship hurling with Limerick in 2010 under Justin McCarthy.
In 2011 Hayes was part of the Limerick U-21 team that won the Munster title.
While he will play inter-county with Louth, it is understood that he will continue to play club hurling with Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the Limerick intermediate club championship.
Incidentally, the club have appointed Adare’s Tony Dunne as manager for the coming season.
Last season’s manager Alan Browne has submitted a transfer request to return to his native Claughaun.
Joining Cian Hayes in Louth will be club-mate Darren Walshe.
The Kildimo-Pallaskenry duo join Patrickswell’s Wesley Morrissey in the red and white of Louth for 2013.
Morrissey played with the Leinster minnows for the past few years.
Granagh-Ballingarry’s Bart Hanley is playing with Meath’s hurlers in 2013.