Six survivors in Limerick minor hurling team to play Clare

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

Six survivors in Limerick minor hurling team to play Clare

THE Limerick minor hurling management have announced their team for Wednesday’s Munster MHC first round tie with Clare.

The game has a 7.00 start in the Gaelic Grounds.

Limerick have named a team with six players that saw action in last year’s championship when Limerick lost the Munster final to Tipperary and were beaten in the All Ireland quarter final by Galway.

The Limerick team is captained by Kyle Hayes with Ciaran O’Connor as vice-captain.

The six survivors from last year are Hayes, O’Connor, Darragh Carroll, Conor Boylan, William O’Meara and Brian Ryan, who is in his third season on the panel.

Three of the starting team played in the All Ireland Croke Cup final with Ardscoil Ris just over a week ago – Carroll, Boylan and Ryan.

Limerick are managed by Pat Donnelly with former Clare and Dublin senior hurling manager Anthony Daly and William McCormack are the team coaches, John Mulqueen (Bruff) and Brian Foley (Adare) the team selectors and Mikey Kiely (Ballybrown) the strength and conditioning coach.

Limerick and Clare haven’t met at minor level since 2012 when The Banner were 1-19 to 2-14 semi final winners.

On Wednesday night a June 29 provincial semi final the prize on offer, while defeat will send Limerick through the backdoor series again with a fixtures on May 4/7.

LIMERICK: Mark O’Kelly (Croom); Brian Nash (South Liberties); William O’Meara (Askeaton), Brian Timmons (Murroe-Boher); Josh Adams (Ballybrown), Ciaran O’Connor (Kilmallock), Finn Hourigan (Murroe-Boher); Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock); Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Darragh Carroll (Newport), Brian Ryan (South Liberties), Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), Mark O’Dwyer (Monaleen). Subs: Jamie Power (Monaleen), Conor Flahive (Mungret), Paul O’Riordan (Bruff), Cian Magner Flynn (Killeedy), Dan Minihan (Ahane), Conor O’Grady (Hospital-Herbertstown), Michael O’Grady (Knockainey), Josh Ryan (Doon), David Woulfe (Kilmallock).