THE Limerick minor footballers are in Munster championship action next Wednesday night against Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.
Newcastle West based Jerry O’Sullivan is again manager of the inter-county U-18 side.
Limerick are looking to bounce back from a poor 2013 when they lost to Waterford and Clare.
“Last year was disappointing there is no doubt about that but when you look back at it, we lost to Waterford and Kerry only beat Waterford by six points so there wasn’t that much between any of the counties last year,” explained O’Sullivan. He is joined in his management team by selectors Sean Holmes, Brendan Casey and current Limerick footballer Garrett Noonan.
Limerick made the welcome move to play in the Leinster minor league and had games against Dublin, Meath and Carlow.
“It was a massive thing for us to get that quality of games. I think the boys held their own for most of those games and then after that we had challenge games against teams from Connacht and Munster,” outlined O’Sullivan.
If Limerick beat Cork they would progress to a May semi-final against the side that progresses through the backdoor.
If Limerick fail to win on Leeside they would be back in action on April 23 against the losing side from the Clare v Kerry game.
LIMERICK PANEL: Andy Brudair, Sean Murphy, Shane Stack, Sean Ivess, Brian Hurley (all Newcastle West), Mark Reidy, Jamie Shinnors (both Croom), Brendan Stack, Dara Noonan (both Gerald Griffins), David Macken, Cormac Flanagan, Conor Burke (all Crecora), Killian Ryan, Luke O’Connell (both Mungret), Tommy Childs (Galtee Gaels), Mikey Morrissey (St Marys Sean Finns), Richard Hayes (St Senans), Kieran Daly, Robbie Graham (both Na Pairsaigh), Garry McCarty, Robert Casey (both Galbally), Ciarain Brudair, Stephan Brosnan (both Monagea), Raymond Noonan (St Kierans), Kieran Kelly, Dylan Noonan (both Ballylanders), David Hanley, Declan Guerin (both Ballysteen), Jack O’Donoghue (Granagh-Ballingarry), Ross Kennedy (Murroe-Boher), Fiachra O’Grady (Oola), Colm Nicol (Ballybricken-Bohermore).