Limerick minor footballers enter Munster MFC action with Clare test

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick minor footballers enter Munster MFC action with Clare test

LIMERICK play in the new-look Munster Minor Football Championship thjis Wednesday evening, April 10.

Clare in Newcastle West at 6.45 is the first of three successive Wednesday evening fixtures for Limerick.

The inter-county minor grade continues to be an U-17 competition and Limerick are in Dungarvan to play Waterford on April 17 and then finish against Tipperary in Tipperary Town on April 24.

Limerick are under new management for 2019.

Newcastle West's Joe Lee is the team manager. A senior selector under manager Maurice Horan, Joe is brother of Limerick senior manager Billy Lee. Former Limerick dual player James Ryan (Galbally) is the team coach with selectors Ollie Coffey (Hospital-Herbertstown) and Michael Lenihan (Mountcollins).

Limerick have a 34-man panel with 22 different clubs represented - Fr Caseys and Galbally leading the way with four players each.

Just two members of the panel saw action during last year's championship; Darragh O'Keeffe and Ruadhan O'Connor. Limerick lost to Clare and Tipperary last season.

The 34 players are drawn from nine senior clubs, four intermediate clubs and nine junior clubs.

Limerick are captained by Eliah Riordan from centre back.

LIMERICK: Shane O’Connell (Fr Caseys); Daniel Geraghty (St Kierans), Patrick Dolphin (Crecora), Frank Corcoran (Mungret St Pauls); Eoin McGrath (Galbally), Eliah Riordan (Fr Caseys), Tom Marsden (Ahane); Michael Southgate (Adare), Darragh O’Keeffe (Fedamore); Mark Donnellan (Ahane), Shane O’Donoghue (Ballylanders), Peter O’Dwyer (Galbally); Conor Galvin (Mungret St Pauls), Shane Hanrahan (Galbally), Ruadhán O’Connor (Newcastle West). Subs: Dylan O’Sullivan (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Rian McBrearty (Monaleen), Sean Kilbridge (Fr Caseys), Conor Twomey (Croom), Jack Corkery (Knockaderry), Rory O’Connor (St Senans), Jack Quinlivan (Fr Caseys), James Killian (Mungret St Pauls), Killian Bennett (Bruff).