Two changes to Limerick U21 team to play Galway

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick U-21 manager John Kiely
THE Limerick U-21 hurling team to play Galway in Saturday’s All Ireland semi final shows two changes from the side that won the Munster title.

THE Limerick U-21 hurling team to play Galway in Saturday’s All Ireland semi final shows two changes from the side that won the Munster title.

The Limerick v Galway game has a 6.00 start in Thurles this Saturday in the second part of a semi final double-header with Wexford facing Antrim at 4.00.

Both games will be televised live on TG4.

Into the Limerick team come Sean Finn at corner back and Barry Nash at corner forward.

Finn comes in for Mark O’Callaghan, who he replaced as a substitute in both the previous games against Tipperary and Clare.

Nash comes in for the injured Robbie Hanley. Nash makes his first appearance of the championship, having joined up with the panel since the Munster final victory. He was one of four players added since the thrilling provincial decider victory over Clare. Two others, minor star Peter Casey and Dean Coleman, are named among the subs.

Kevin O’Brien who missed the Munster final win due to injury is back in action and also named among the subs.

Eleven of the starting team will be underage again next season with another six of the nine subs also underage in 2016. Also among the subs are current minors Eoghan McNamara and Peter Casey.

Galway will be powered by current senior trio Cathal Mannion, Jason Flynn and Conor Whelan.

LIMERICK: David McCarthy (Glenroe); Sean Finn (Bruff), Richie English (Doon), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh); Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Barry O’Connell (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Pat Ryan (Doon); Ronan Lynch (Patrickswell), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Barry Nash (South Liberties). Subs: Eoghan McNamara (Doon), Mark O’Callaghan (Knockaderry), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Jack Kelleher (Patrickswell), Jack Quaid (Effin), Dean Coleman (Doon), Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh).