Limerick team named for All-Ireland minor hurling final

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick minor hurling team named to play Kilkenny
THE Limerick minor hurling management have made one change to their team for Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.

THE Limerick minor hurling management have made one change to their team for Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.

Limerick play Kilkenny at 1.15 on Sunday in Croke Park bidding to end a 30-year old wait for an All-Ireland minor hurling championship success.

Into the team comes Na Piarsaigh’s Thomas Grimes at midfield, with Claughaun’s Connor Fitzgerald making way.

Manager Brian Ryan has also made positional switches to the team that beat Galway in the semi-final.

Captain Cian Lynch is selected at wing forward after playing midfield in the semi-final. Ronan Lynch is named at corner forward after playing wing forward in the semi-final. Lynch started the chanpionship at centre back. Colin Ryan, who started the championship at corner forward is now wing back.

Thomas Grimes partners Robbie Hanley in midfield.

The defensive unit is selected as the same sextet that started the semi-final win over Galway.

However, Limerick could make positional changes ahead of the throw-in with a number of options available to management.

LIMERICK: Eoghan McNamara (Doon); Sean Finn (Bruff), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen); Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Conor Byrnes (Murroe-Boher); Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock); Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon); Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh). Subs: Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), Edward Doyle (Monaleen), Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun), Jamie Porter (Monaleen), Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), Barry Murphy (Doon), Brian Ryan (South Liberties), Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), Dylan Dawson (Blackrock),