LIMERICK 2007 All Star goalkeeper Brian Murray is to captain Limerick in Sunday’s Munster intermediate hurling championship encounter with Tipperary.
Murray was this Tuesday named in the team to play in the traditional curtain-raiser to the senior clash in Thurles on Sunday (2.00).
Limerick’s team is managed by Don Flynn (Killeedy) with selectors Jimmy Carroll (Hospital-Herbertstown), Tom Ryan (Ballybrown), Pat Howard (Old Christians), Tony Roche (Blackrock). The team trainer is John Lacey (Killeedy) with Laision Officer Pat Heffernan (Blackrock).
Given the proximity of the Munster IHC and the Munster U-21 clash against Clare in the Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday June 4, there are no U-21 players included in the intermediate plans.
Limerick are bidding to stop Tipperary completing a hat-trick of wins in head-to-heads in the competition.
Six of last year’s team are included in the panel - Michael Reidy, Jason Hayes, Cathal McNamara, David O’Neill, Paudie Leahy and Willie Griffin. Doon’s McNamara was part of the Limerick senior set-up during this season’s league but joined up with the intermediate’s when the senior panel was reduced. Others that have recently been involved with county senior panels are Seanie O’Brien (Patrickswell), Mike Ryan (Murroe-Boher) and Mark O’Connell (Glenroe).
Included in the subs are Doon’s former inter-county duo Mike Fitzgerald and Denis Moloney.
LIMERICK: Brian Murray (Patrickswell), John Ryan (Cappamore), Mike Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca), Jason Hayes (Bruff); Peter Ryan (Dromin-Athlacca), Andrew Brennan (Caherline), Cathal McNamara (Doon); Seanie O Brien (Patrickswell), Mark O’Connell (Glenroe); Kevin Palmer (Blackrock), Brendan Hourigan (Caherline), David O’Neill (South Liberties); Padraic Barron (Knockainey), Mike Ryan (Murroe-Boher), Willie Griffin (Adare). Subs: Seamus Murphy (Templeglantine), Liam Hurley (Kilmallock), Paudie Leahy (Blackrock), Ritchie Ryan (Ahane), Pat Gleeson (Na Piarsaigh), Conor Noonan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Mark Deegan (Hospital-Herbertstown), Mike Fitzgerald (Doon), Denis Moloney (Doon).