David Breen back in Limerick team for Munster final

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick team to play Cork
Limerick manager TJ Ryan has made one change to his team for Sunday’s Munster SHC final against Cork.

Limerick manager TJ Ryan has made one change to his team for Sunday’s Munster SHC final against Cork.

Into the team comes David Breen in place of Seanie Tobin.

Breen mised the entire National League campaign after undergoing knee surgery after Na Piarsaigh’s All Ireland club semi-final defeat to Portumna.

Breen wasn’t used as a sub during the Munster SHC semi-final win over Tipperary, but has forced his way into the line-up for Sunday.

He joins club colleagues Shane Dowling and Kevin Downes in the attack.

The Limerick team therefore, shows just two changes in personnel from last year’s Munster final win over Cork with Dowling and Downes in ahead of Tobin and Stephen Walsh.

Meanwhile, Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy has kept faith with the side that beat All Ireland champions Clare in the semi-final.

Full back Damien Cahalane and centre back Mark Elllis were injury concerns, but both are named in the starting team.

It’s a Cork team that shows five changes from last year’s Munster final with Cahalane, Ellis, Aidan Walsh, Bill Cooper and Alan Cadogan replacing Conor O’Sullivan, Tom Kenny, William Egan, Cian McCarthy and Luke O’Farrell.

Dual players Cahalane and Walsh both played 70-minutes in last Sunday’s Munster SFC final defeat to Kerry.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Tom Condon, Richie McCarthy, Seamus Hickey; Paudie O’Brien, Wayne McNamara, Gavin O’Mahony; Paul Browne, James Ryan; Declan Hannon, Donal O’Grady, Shane Dowling; Graeme Mulcahy, Kevin Downes, David Breen.

CORK: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Lorcan McLoughlin; Daniel Kearney, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Bill Cooper, Seamus Harnedy; Alan Cadogan, Patrick Cronin, Patrick Horgan.