The Limerick minor footballers face a big test in the Munster championship on Wednesday night when they travel to Pairc ui Rinn to take on Cork.
Limerick manager Jerry O’Sullivan from Newcastle West has named his team as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 campaign when they lost to Waterford and Clare.
“Last year was disappointing, there is no doubt about that,” said O’Sullivan. “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.”
O’Sullivan is joined on the backroom team by selectors Sean Holmes, Brendan Casey and Garrett Noonan.
If Limerick beat Cork then they would progress to a semi-final against the side that comes through the back door. If they lose to Cork then they will play the losers of Kerry and Clare next Wednesday, April 23.
The game in Pairc ui Rinn throws in at 7pm.
LIMERICK: Andy Brudair (Newcastlewest); Luke O’Connell (Mungret), Sean Murphy (Newcastlewest), Stephan Brosnan (Monagea); Sean Ivess (Newcastlewest), Cormac Flanagan (Crecora), Fiachra O’Grady (Oola); Tommy Childs (Galtee Gaels), Mark Reidy (Croom); Mikey Morrissey (St Mary’s/Sean Finns), Richard Hayes (St Senans), Kieran Daly (Na Piarsaigh); Shane Stack (Newcastlewest), Conor Burke (Crecora), Killian Ryan (Mungret).
Subs: Raymond Noonan (St Kieran’s), Brendan Stack (Gerald Griffins), Robbie Graham (Na Piarsaigh), Dara Noonan (Gerald Griffins), Gary McCarthy (Galbally), David Hanley (Ballysteen), David Mackin (Crecora), Brian Hurley (Newcastlewest), Ciaran Kelly (Ballylanders).
Extended Panel: Ross Kennedy (Murroe Boher), Jack O’Donoghue (Granagh-Ballingarry), Robert Casey (Galbally), Colm Nicol (Ballybricken/Bohermore), Ciaran Brudair (Monagea), Dylan Noonan (Ballylanders), Declan Guerin (Ballysteen), Jamie Shinnors (Croom).
CORK: Colm O’Driscoll (Castlehaven); Cian O’Donovan (Clonakilty), Kevin Flahive (Douglas – captain), Sean Powter (Douglas); Tom Bushe (Ilen Rovers), Daniel Meaney (St Michael’s), Cian Kiely (Ballincollig); Sean O’Leary (Bantry Blues), Brian Coakley (Carrigaline); Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), Maidc Ó Duinnín (Naomh Abán), Seamus Ronayne (Clyda Rovers); Shane Kingston (Douglas), Michael Hurley (Castlehaven), Damien Buckley (Ballyclough).
Subs: Anthony Kidney (Passage West), Alex Hassett (Ilen Rovers), John Mullins (Éire Óg), Michael Lordan (Ballinora), David O’Neill (Mayfield), Chris Moynihan (Gabriel Rangers), Gary Murphy (Castletownbere), Michael Cottrell (Newmarket), Martin Collins (Kilmacabea).
Extended Training Panel: Eoin O’Sullivan (Douglas), Conor Nolan (Castlehaven), Ronan Walsh (Castlehaven), Andrew Joyce (Youghal), John Fintan Daly (Knocknagree), Cathal Crowley (Millstreet), Ian O’Callaghan (St Finbarr’s).