FIVE players from the extended Limerick senior football panel will assist the county junior football side this Saturday (5.00) in the Gaelic Grounds against Tipperary.
Senior boss John Brudair carried a sizable panel all season and it was always understood that a number of players would drop down to play at junior level.
The 23-man junior panel selected by Diarmuid Sheehy and Moss McCarthy includes five players from the U-21 panel - Kevin Brosnan, Tony McCarthy, Mike Fitzgibbon, Jason Mullins and Eoin O’Donnell.
The five seniors involved are Garrett Noonan, Mike Fitzgibbon, Jamie Lee, Keith Hartnett and Peter Nash - all played during the National League.
The Limerick management have called upon four players that were part of the junior panel that lost heavily to Cork this time last season - Garrett Noonan, Bill Creamer, Peter Nash and Andy Murphy.
In total 12 different clubs are representated in the panel. St Patricks and Cappamore lead the way with four players each, while intermediate champions St Marys Sean Finns have three players.
Interestingly Cappamore’s John Ryan is set for a busy weekend. He is part of both the Limerick intermediate hurling and junior football panels, who play within 20-hours of eachother over this Bank Holiday weekend.
LIMERICK PANEL: Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Tony McCarthy (Kildimo Pallaskenry), Mark O’Sullivan (St Marys Sean Finns Rathkeale), Tomas Butler (Feoghnagh-Castlemahon), John Ryan (Cappamore), Bill Creamer (Cappamore), Andy Murphy (Cappamore), Brian O’Leary (Knockane), Wayne Cronin (St Patricks), Gary Neville (St Patricks), Pakie Moran (Askeaton Ballysteen), Eoin O’Donoghue (Cappamore), Brian Hannigan (Feenagh-Kilmeedy), Eoin O’Donnell (St Marys Sean Finns Rathkeale), Keith Hartnett (St Marys Sean Finns Rathkeale), Brian Noonan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Mark Phelan (St Patricks), Colm Madden (Bruff), Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Jamie Lee (Newcastle West), Peter Nash (Kildimo Pallaskenry), Mike Fitzgibbon (Feoghnagh-Castlemahon).