Eleven U-21s in Limerick intermediate hurling team for Clare final

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

Eleven U-21s in Limerick intermediate hurling team for Clare final

LIMERICK have made three changes to their team for Wednesday’s Munster IHC final against Clare.

The first of four games in a busy eight day period for Limerick GAA takes place in the Gaelic Grounds, with a 7.30 start.

The Limerick team includes 11 U-21s.

Into the team come Ronan Lynch, Sean Flanagan and Peter Casey in place of the injured Jody Hannon, Mike Fitzgibbon and Dean Coleman from the side that beat Tipperary in the Munster semi final.

The team is captained by Mark Carmody – one of the non U-21s along with Barry Lynch, Will O’Donoghue and Kevin O’Brien.

Limerick were also in this Munster intermediate hurling final last season – losing the decider to Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Limerick and Clare last met in this final in 2011 when the home side were winners in Ennis.

Mike Casey, Ronan Lynch, Pat Ryan, David Dempsey, Will O’Donoghue and Kevin O’Brien are all members of TJ Ryan’s extended Limerick senior hurling panel but have been released to play with the Leo O’Connor managed intermediate team.

Clare have also confirmed their line-up and have made two changes. Included is former Ardscoil Ris Harty Cup hurler Colin Crehan.

LIMERICK: Eoghan McNamara (Doon); Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Barry Lynch (Feohanagh), Sean Flanagan (Feohanagh); Mark Carmody (Patrickswell), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Pat Ryan (Doon), Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen); David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), Will O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh).

CLARE: Daniel Vaughan (Tulla); Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones), Eoin Quirke (Whitegate), Ciaran Cooney (O Callaghan Mills); Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona), Aidan McGuane (Kilmaley), Dara Walsh (Eire Og); David Conroy (St Josephs Doora-Barefield), Kevin Hehir (Inagh Kilnamona); Oisin Donnellan (Feakle), Shane McGrath (Feakle), Darragh Corry (Tulla); Michael O’Neill (Kilmaley), Ryan Taylor (Clooney Quin), Colin Crehan (O Callaghan Mills).