Three debuts among six changes on Limerick hurling team to play Laois

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick GAA fixtures
THE Limerick senior hurling team to play Laois on Sunday shows six changes from the side that drew with Offaly last Sunday.

THE Limerick senior hurling team to play Laois on Sunday shows six changes from the side that drew with Offaly last Sunday.

Included are three debutantes for the Portlaoise game that Limerick must win if they are to have any chance of gaining automatic promotion.

Limerick must win and hope that Wexford do a favour in Cork.

Joint managers Donal O’Grady and TJ Ryan have handed first league starts to full back Philip O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), wing back Dan Morrissey (Ahane) and corner forward Micheal Ryan (Doon).

Also coming into the team are Nickie Quaid, Cathal King and James Ryan.

Dropping to the substitutions are Aaron Murphy, Richie McCarthy, Donal O’Grady, William Hickey and Thomas O’Brien - who all started last week.

Gavin O’Mahony, who was suffering with illness is not in the match day panel, while Shane Dowling, who missed the Offaly game due to illness is back among the subs.

While Sunday is the final round of games in Division 1B, Limerick are already guaranteed a place in the league quarter-finals and will learn their opposition on Sunday also.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Stephen Walsh, Philip O’Loughlin, Tom Condon; Paudie O’Brien (capt), Wayne McNamara, Dan Morrissey; Cathal King, Paul Browne; Conor Allis, James Ryan. David Reidy; Graeme Mulcahy, Kevin Downes, Micheal Ryan. Subs: Aaron Murphy, Richie McCarthy, Mark Carmody, Alan Dempsey, Thomas Ryan, Donal O’Grady, William Hickey, Seanie Tobin, Tommy Quaid, Thomas O’Brien, Shane Dowling.