Six debuts in Limerick football team to play Tipperary

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

U-21 player Darragh Treacy is selected ahead of John Galvin in midfield
THE Limerick senior football management have named six debutantes in their team to play Tipperary in Saturday’s (7.00) Munster SFC quarter-final in the Gaelic Grounds.

THE Limerick senior football management have named six debutantes in their team to play Tipperary in Saturday’s (7.00) Munster SFC quarter-final in the Gaelic Grounds.

John Brudair and selectors Mike Fahy and Declan Brouder have given youth it’s chance with U-21 players Darragh Treacy, Cian Sheehan and Sean O’Dea all getting starts.

Also make their first championship appearances are Colm Moran, Eoin Hanrahan and Micheal Brosnan.

Named among the substitutes are vastly experienced trio John Galvin, Pa Ranahan and Mark O’Riordan and regulars of recent seasons John Riordan and Brian Scanlon.

There is however, a return for one experienced player with Stephen Lucey named at centre back.

Just six players that lined out in last June’s All-Ireland Qualifier loss to Longford are included in the starting team - Johnny McCarthy, Paudie Browne, Tom Lee, Seanie Buckley, Ger Collins and Iain Corbett.

Just Johnny McCarthy remains in the same position as twelve months ago.

Seven of the panel that played against Longford are not longer part of the inter-county set-up for varying reasons - Stephen Lavin, Andy Lane, Bobby O’Brien, Eoghan O’Connor, Derry O’Connor, Seamus O’Carroll and Micheal Reidy.

Saturday’s team wil be captained by Seanie Buckley.

Monaleen lead the way with three players in the starting line-up.

County champions Dromcollogher-Broadford, St Kierans and Newcastle West all have two representatives in the team.

LIMERICK V TIPPERARY: Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen); Colm Moran (Monaleen), Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Iain Corbett (Newcastle West), Stephen Lucey (Croom), Paudie Browne (Fr Caseys); Tom Lee (Ballylanders), Darragh Treacy (St Kierans); Micheal Brosnan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Cian Sheehan (Newcastle West), Seanie Buckley, captain (Dromcollogher-Broadford); Eoin Hanrahan (St Patricks), Ger Collins (Monaleen), Ian Ryan (St Senans).