Limerick off to Kilkenny for hurling challenge game

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

Limerick hurling manager TJ Ryan confirming details of the challenge game against Kilkenny with Matt Galavan (Rower-Inistioge), Willo Deevy (Rower-Inistioge), Paul Hennessy (Rower-Inistioge) and Joe Hannon, Limerick backroom team
JUST one week after the Munster SHC win over Clare, the Limerick senior hurlers will play a challenge game against Kilkenny this Sunday.

JUST one week after the Munster SHC win over Clare, the Limerick senior hurlers will play a challenge game against Kilkenny this Sunday.

The May 31 encounter has a 7.00 start in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny.

A repeat of last year’s All Ireland semi final, the game will mark the official opening of the new GAA complex and grounds of The Rower-Inistioge GAA club.

Limerick and Kilkenny last met in a challenge game in May 2013, to mark the official opening of the Staker Wallace GAA grounds and to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 All Ireland final between the counties.

It promises to be a busy Bank Holiday weekend for TJ Ryan’s Limerick senior hurling panel with all due to play in club hurling championship over Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Limerick are operating with a 30-man panel at present with Nickie Quaid and David Breen long termed injury absentees. Conor Allis is also carrying a knock at present, while Seanie Tobin will miss the challenge game due to suspension.

With attention fast turning to the June 21 Munster SHC semi final with Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds, reaching Monday with a clean bill of health will be vital to preparations.