Limerick hurlers back in spotlight

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick hurlers back in league action
LIMERICK’S new joint hurling management of Donal O’Grady and TJ Ryan will make their debut this Saturday evening in the opening game of the National League.

LIMERICK’S new joint hurling management of Donal O’Grady and TJ Ryan will make their debut this Saturday evening in the opening game of the National League.

Limerick travel to Pairc Ui Rinn in Cork to play Jimmy Barry Murphy’s side in a repeat of last July’s Munster final.

The game starts at 7.00 and will be televised live on Setanta Ireland.

Limerick won’t name their team until after training on Thursday evening.

But the Na Piarsaigh’s inter-county stars won’t be rushed back into action for Saturday’s game v Cork.

Despite their loss in the All-Ireland club semi-final to Portumna last Saturday, Limerick won’t call upon inter-county men David Breen, Kevin Downes and Shane Dowling for the league opener.

As well as the Na Piarsaigh contingent, also ruled out are long term injured duo Declan Hannon and Seamus Hickey.

Limerick will be able to call upon defender Tom Condon. The corner back only returned from injury two weeks ago and played a number of minutes in a challenge game loss to Waterford. On Sunday he lined out with Munster in their inter-provincial defeat to Connacht and suffered no reaction.