LIMERICK have named 10 of their All Ireland U-21 hurling final team for the start of their title defence this Tuesday against Cork in the Munster quarter final.
Four of John Kiely’s 2015 winning team are overage, while Sean Finn is out injured for the season.
Into the team for Tuesday (7.30) in Pairc Ui Rinn come Eoghan McNamara, Sean Flanagan, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Aaron Gillane and Peter Casey.
Casey and La Touche Cosgrave were introduced as subs in last September’s All Ireland final win over Wexford.
With the entire half back lie overage, Limerick now have Na Piarsaigh’s All Ireland club winner Ronan Lynch at centre back. Lynch was in the Limerick U-21 attack last season. Likewise for Colin Ryan, who is now at wing back with La Touche Cosgrave the other wing back.
The Cork team includes three members of senior hurling panel – goalkeeper Patrick Collins, full back Sean O’Donoghue and midfielder Niall Cashman were all subs in their Munster SHC loss to Tipperary.
LIMERICK: Eoghan McNamara (Doon); Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Richie English (Doon), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh); Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Pat Ryan (Doon); Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh); Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Barry Nash (South Liberties) Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh). Subs:Cian O’Dwyer (Monaleen), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla), Oisin O’Reilly (Kilmallock), Jack Quaid (Effin), Barry Murphy (Doon), John Fox (Ahane), Dean Coleman (Doon), Paddy Morrissey (Ahane). Extended panel: Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), Conor Byrnes (Murroe-Boher), Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), Jamie Butler (Feohanagh), Graham Whelan (Bruff), Charlie McCarthy (Adare), Gordan Browne (Na Piarsaigh), Kieran Herlihy (Monagea), James Riordain (Bruff), Eoghan Costello (Adare), Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh).
CORK: Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig); Darren Browne (Kanturk), Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), David Griffin (Carrigaline); Rickard Cahalane (Ballymartle), Mark Coleman (Blarney), Conor Twomey (Newtownshandrum); Niall Cashman (Blackrock), David Noonan (Glen Rovers); Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville), Shane Kingston (Douglas), Pa O’Callaghan (Ballyhea); Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons), Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum), Luke Meade (Newcestown). Subs: Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills), Killian O’Connor (Mallow), Luke Hanley (Ballyhea), Jack Buckley (Charleville), Chris O’Leary (Valley Rovers), Dayne Lee (Na Piarsaigh), Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock), Mark O’Connor (Douglas), Cathal Cormack (Blackrock), Eddie Gunning (Na Piarsaigh), Ollie Dempsey (Youghal).