Two debuts in Limerick football team to play Tipperary in Munster SFC

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Two debuts in Limerick football team to play Tipperary in Munster SFC

Debut boy Colm McSweeney

THERE are two debuts in the Limerick team to play Tipperary in the Munster Senior Football Championship this Saturday.

Billy Lee's Limerick go to Thurles to face Liam Kearns Tipperary in the provincial quarter final, which has a 7pm.

Making their first championship starts for Limerick will be wing back Colm McSweeney and wing forward Adrian Enright.

Nine of the team played in last year's All-Ireland SFC Qualifier exit to Mayo.

It's the first Munster SFC meeting of Limerick and Tipperary since 2014 and four of the Limerick team remain in situ - Donal O'Sullivan, Sean O'Dea, Iain Corbett and Darragh Treacy.

Peter Nash and Patrick Begley were injury concerns for Limerick and while Nash is named among the subs, Begley hasn't been deemed fit enough to take his place in the matchday 26.

Seamus O'Carroll is the longest serving player in the team - he played championship in 2010.

Limerick have joint-captains Donal O'Sullivan and Iain Corbett.

There are 13 different clubs represented in the starting team with Newcastle West and St Kierans the only clubs with two players selected.

LIMERICK: Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen); Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Paul Maher (Adare); Colm McSweeney (Gerald Griffins), Iain Corbett (Newcastle West), Gordon Brown (Na Piarsaigh); Darragh Treacy (St Kierans), Tommie Childs (Galtee Gaels); Adrian Enright (Fr Caseys), Cillian Fahy (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Michael Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon); Sean McSweeney (St Kierans), Seamus O’Carroll (Castleknock, Co Dublin), Jamie Lee (Newcastle West). Subs: John Chawke (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Garrett Noonan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Michael Donovan (Galbally), Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Adam Kearns (St Senans), Stephen Keeley (Adare), Peter Nash (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Padraig De Brun (Firies, Co Kerry), Padraig Scanlon (Glin), Tommy Griffin (Gerald Griffins), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh).