THERE are three changes to the Limerick senior hurling team to play Clare in Saturday’s All Ireland SHC Qualifier.
Back into the team come Richie McCarthy, Tom Condon and Cian Lynch. Absent are Dan Morrissey and Barry Nash and the suspended Seanie O’Brien,
McCarthy resumes his full back role after Morrissey filled the spot against Tipperary and Westmeath. Condon replaces the red carded O’Brien at corner back in TJ Ryan’s team.
The Limerick half back line remains unchanged. In attack Cian Lynch returns from injury and replaces fellow U-21 Barry Nash.
Clare have named an unchanged side from the one that beat Laois last Saturday.
LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid (Effin); Tom Condon (Knockaderry), Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), Richie English (Doon); Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Gavin O’Mahony (Kilmallock), Paudie O’Brien (Kilmallock); Paul Browne (Bruff), Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Declan Hannon (Adare), James Ryan (Garryspillane), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell); Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh), Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock).
CLARE: Andrew Fahy (Whitegate); Oisín O'Brien (Clonlara), Pat O'Connor (Tubber), Cian Dillon (Crusheen); Jack Browne (Ballyea), Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown / Kilmaley), Brendan Bugler (Whitegate); David McInerney (Tulla), David Reidy (Éire Óg); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Podge Collins (Cratloe), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); John Conlon (Clonlara), Shane O'Donnell (Éire Óg), Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna).