Limerick minor hurling team named for All Ireland quarter-final

Steven Miller

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Steven Miller

Limerick minor hurling team named for All Ireland quarter-final

The Limerick minor hurling team to play Wexford in Sunday’s All Ireland quarter-final shows four changes from the side beaten by Tipperary in the Munster final earlier this month.

Ciaran O’Connor, Jerome Boylan, Anthony Barrett and David Woulfe all come into the starting team with Brian Timmons, Cian Magnier-Flynn, John Flynn and Paul O’Brien making way.

There are also a number of positional switches with Adare’s Ronan Connolly moving from corner-forward to corner-back and Knockainey’s Michael O’Grady going from wing-back to wing-forward.

Na Piarsaigh’s Jerome Boylan - who was introduced early on in the 1-24 to 0-10 loss to Tipperary - makes his first start of the campaign alongside Darragh Carroll at midfield.

Limerick beat Clare and Waterford en route to their fourth Munster final in a row and will be looking to bounce back from that heavy defeat. Wexford were beaten 2-12 to 0-12 by Dublin in the Leinster final having earlier beaten the Dubs - as well as Carlow and Offaly - in the Leinster championship.

Galway play Antrim in the other quarter-final this weekend with Dublin and Tipperary already through to the All Ireland semi-finals as provincial champions.

Sunday’s game is at 12noon in Thurles and is followed by the senior quarter-finals between Wexford and Waterford and Clare and Galway.

 

LIMERICK V Wexford: Mark O’Kelly (Croom); Brian Nash (South Liberties), Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), Ronan Connolly (Adare); Josh Adams (Ballybrown), Ciaran O Connor (Kilmallock), Finn Hourigan (Murroe-Boher); Jerome Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), Darragh Carroll (Newport); Michael O’Grady (Knockainey), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), David Woulfe (Kilmallock); Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), Brian Ryan (South Liberties). Subs: Jamie Power (Monaleen), Cian Magnier-Flynn (Killeedy), John Flynn (Patrickswell), Darren Golden-O’Mahony (Monaleen), Brian Timmons (Murroe-Boher), Paul O’Riordan (Bruff), Paul O Brien (Mungret/St Pauls), Cal McCarthy (Kilmallock), Conor O’Grady (Hospital-Herbertstown).