Seven changes to Limerick hurling side to play Laois

Seven changes to Limerick hurling side to play Laois

TJ Ryan and his Limerick senior hurling management have named their team to play Laois in round four of the Allianz League.

The Division 1B game takes place in the Gaelic Grounds this Saturday evening at 5.00.

The game is the first of a double-header, with the Limerick footballers playing Westmeath at 7.00 in their league encounter.

The hurling team shows seven changes from the side that had eight points to spare over Offaly last Sunday in Tullamore.

There are first league starts for Pat Ryan in midfield and Kevin O’Brien at corner forward.

Into goals comes Barry Hennessy to replace captain Nickie Quaid.

In the full back line Seanie O’Brien gets his first start of the season in place of Richie English.

In the half back line Dan Morrissey and Barry O’Connell miss out with Paudie O’Brien coming into the team and Seamus Hickey reverting to wing back from his midfield role against Offaly. Hickey will be team captain.

In midfield Ryan will partner Paul Browne.

John Fitzgibbon comes into the half forward line to replace Cian Lynch.

In the full forward line Graeme Mulcahy and Kevin O’Brien replace David Reidy and Barry Nash. Declan Hannon limped off injured in Tullamore last Sunday but is named at full forward.

LIMERICK: Barry Hennessy; Tom Condon, Richie McCarthy, Seanie O’Brien; Paudie O’Brien, Diarmaid Byrnes, Seamus Hickey; Pat Ryan, Paul Browne; Gavin O’Mahony, Tom Morrissey, John Fitzgibbon; Graeme Mulcahy, Declan Hannon, Kevin O’Brien.