Limerick footballers await Monday draw

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

The Limerick players listen to manager John Brudair before the London game
THE draw for the next round of the All Ireland SFC Qualifiers will take place next Monday morning.

THE draw for the next round of the All Ireland SFC Qualifiers will take place next Monday morning.

RTE’s Morning Ireland will broadcast the draw live just after 8.30.

After the nervy win over London last Saturday, John Brudair’s Limerick will be back in action again on the weekend of July 5/6

There are four potential opponents for Limerick - Antrim, Sligo, Tipperary or Wexford.

While Limerick and Tipperary already met in the Munster championship it is possible that they can meet again in the qualifiers.

Indeed if they do meet again, Tipperary are guaranteed home advantage as winners of the previous meeting.

“The next round is an opportunity again and whoever we draw we will feel we have a chance. We got over this hurdle - we know we have a lot of things to work,” said Limerick manager John Brudair.

The new manager has continued to mould a new-look Limerick.

To-date Limerick have now used 24-players with a remarkable ten making their championship debuts - eight as starters.

“That’s the nature of this year - we have a 50% of a new panel so its going to tally up that a lot of new fellas will get opportunities and whats good is that the experienced lads like John Galvin, Stephen Lucey, Mark O’Riordan and Pa Ranahan all say the right things to them,” said Limerick manager John Brudair.

“It’s about gelling them together and getting them to play the style we want and as a team,” he explained.

The Limerick debutantes are Sean O’Dea, Colm Moran, Micheal Brosnan, Cian Sheehan, Eoin Hanrahan, Danny Neville, Killian Phair, Darragh Treacy, Gearoid Hegarty and Jamie Lee.

Limerick captain Seanie Buckley limped out of the London game and his hamstring injury will be monitored in the coming days.