Limerick and Wexford teams selected for key Hurling League clash

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Limerick team named to play Wexford
BOTH TJ Ryan and Liam Dunne have named strong line-ups for Sunday’s key promotion battle in the Allianz Hurling League.

BOTH TJ Ryan and Liam Dunne have named strong line-ups for Sunday’s key promotion battle in the Allianz Hurling League.

The Limerick team shows three changes from the side that beat Antrim two weeks ago in Ballycastle.

Declan Hannon makes his first start of the year for Limerick after missing the two earlier league games due to injury.

He is joined in the half forward line by his Adare club-mate John Fitzgibbon, who is making his first ever competitive Limerick senior start after being introduced as a sub in the drawn encounter with Waterford last month.

The Adare duo are either side of captain Donal O’Grady.

Into the full forward line comes David Breen, who is also returning after injury like Hannon.

The trio to slip out of the team are Cian Lynch, Tom Morrissey and Adrian Breen with Limerick clearly opting for an experienced and physical line-up for the tie in Innovate Wexford Park.

The Limerick defensive unit and midfield partnership remains unchanged from the last outing.

The game has a 12.45 start on Sunday.

Wexford manager Liam Dunne has included Andrew Shore in his side, having recently had his 48-week ban for playing with a club in Britain when registered with a club in Ireland rescinded by the GAA’s Reinstatement Committee.

There is more good news for Wexford fans in Dunne’s selection, as he has named Conor McDonald at full-forward, after a recent ankle injury.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Stephen Walsh, Richie McCarthy, Seamus Hickey; Tom Condon, Wayne McNamara, Dan Morrissey; Paul Browne, James Ryan; John Fitzgibbon, Donal O’Grady, Declan Hannon; David Reidy, Shane Dowling, David Breen.

WEXFORD: Mark Fanning; Liam Ryan, Matthew O’Hanlon, Ciarán Kenny; Paudie Foley, Lee Chin, Andrew Shore; David Redmond, Diarmuid O’Keeffe; Jack Guiney, Daithi Waters, Ian Byrne; Paul Morris, Conor McDonald, Podge Doran.