Newcomers in Limerick football team to play Clare

Newcomers in Limerick football team to play Clare

THE Limerick senior football to play Clare in Sunday’s Munster SFC quarter final has four debuts.

Making their first starts in the provincial championship are wing backs Brian Fanning and Paul White and forwards Garrett Noonan and Brian Donovan.

Fanning was used in the All Ireland SFC Qualifier defeat to Tyrone last Summer but this is his first start. Likewise Noonan has previously seen championship action from the substitutes bench.

The team will be captained by Ian Ryan in the absence of injured captain Iain Corbett.

Just eight of the team remain from last Summer’s championship meeting with Clare – Scanlon, O’Dea, McCarthy, Cahill, Buckley, Nash, Ryan and Treacy.

LIMERICK: Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffins); Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans), Paudie Browne (Fr. Caseys), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins); Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Paul White (Rathkeale); Cian Sheehan (Newcastle West), Darragh Tracey (St. Kierans); Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Peter Nash (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher-Broadford); Ian Ryan (St Senans), Danny Neville (Ballysteen), Brian Donovan (Monaleen). Subs: Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen), Colm Moran (Monaleen) Seán Flanagan (Castlemahon), Paul Hannon (Newcastle West), Cillian Fahy (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans), Killian Ryan (Mungret St Pauls), James Naughton (St Senans), Hugh Bourke (Adare), Eoin Hogan (Na Piarsaigh).