Senior panellist Morrissey one of two changes to Limerick intermediate team

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Tom Morrissey, Limerick
LIMERICK senior hurler Tom Morrissey is to play with the county intermediate team this Sunday and is one of two changes to the team to play Tipperary.

LIMERICK senior hurler Tom Morrissey is to play with the county intermediate team this Sunday and is one of two changes to the team to play Tipperary.

The Ahane teenager has dropped down from TJ Ryan’s senior set-up to bolster the intermediate attack for Sunday’s Munster IHC semi final, which has a 2.00 start in the Gaelic Grounds.

Don Flynn’s Limerick side are bidding to reach a Wednesday July 8 provincial final against Cork.

Morrissey, who made his senior debut during the Allianz League campaign, comes into the Limerick side in the full forward line in one of two enforced changes to the attack from the Clare side.

Injury rules out centre forward William Hickey, while corner forward Mikey Ryan is in the US for the Summer. Morrissey will replace Ryan, while Darragh O’Donovan replaces Hickey after impressing when introduced as a sub in the quarter final win over Clare.

The introduction of the duo brings to six the number of U-21 players in the team.

Morrissey, O’Donovan and corner back Sean Finn were members of Munster minor winning sides over the past two seasons.

Elsewhere in the team Brian Murray and Denis Moloney both have previouse senior championship experience and are two of the survivors from the Limerick panel that lost to Tipperary after extra time in the Munster IHC semi final last year in Thurles

LIMERICK: Brian Murray (Patrickswell); Sean Finn (Bruff), Barry O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry); Mike Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca); Denis Moloney (Doon), Diarmuid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Barry Lynch (Feohanagh); Robert O’Donnell (Pallasgreen), Andrew Brennan (Caherline); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell), Mark Carmody (Patrickswell); Willie Griffin (Adare), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh).