AARON Gillane has been named amongst the Limerick replacements for Sunday’s National Hurling League outing with Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm.
The inclusion of the three-time All-Star in the match-day squad puts to bed speculation about his future participation with John Kiely’s All-Ireland and Munster Champions. Mike Casey of county kingpins Na Piarsaigh is also listed as a substitute, while Diarmaid Brynes has returned from a pre-arranged holiday and is handed the number five jersey.
Jamie Power of All-Ireland Intermediate winners Monaleen is chosen in goal
Captain Declan Hannon, who picked-up an injury in the opener against Cork, remains out of the equation but is likely to return for the contest with Wexford the weekend after next.
Limerick: Jamie Power (Monaleen), Fergal O’Connor (Effin), Dan Morrissey (Ahane), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Ronan Connolly (Adare), Colin Coughlan (Ballybrown); Barry Murphy (Doon), William O Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick’s), Cathal O’Neill (Crecora-Manister), Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), Donnacha Ó Dálaigh (Monaleen), Seamus Flanagan (Feoghanagh-Castlemahon), Peter Casey (Na Piarsiagh).
Substitutes: David McCarthy (Glenroe), Ciarán Barry (Ahane), Mike Casey (Na Piarsiagh), Richie English (Doon), Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Micheál Houlihan (Kilmallock), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Aidan O’Connor (Ballybrown), Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), Oisin O’Reilly (Kilmallock), Mark Quinlan (Garryspillane).
In football, Limerick meet Clare in the Liam O’Connor Under-20 Cup Football Final in Miltown Malbay this Saturday, 7pm.
Limerick: Craig MacInnes (St. Kierans); Tadgh Hourigan (Pallagreen), Frank Corcoran Mungret/St Pauls, Diarmuid Buckley (Fr Caseys, captain); Sean Ryan (St. Kierans), Aaron Neville (Newcastle West), Eoin McGrath (Galbally); Jack McCarthy (Mungret St. Pauls), Diarmuid Ryan (Feenagh/Kilmeedy); David Boyce (Feenagh/Kilmeedy), Mike Molloy (Knockaderry), Bobby Smith (Ballybrown); David O’Shaughnessy (Ballysteen), Darragh Murray (Monaleen), Sean Geraghty (Newcastle West).
Substitutes: Jack O’Keeffe (Galbally), Tommy Ryan (Dromcollogher/Broadford), Ronan Quirke (Fr. Caseys), Zach McCarthy (Galtee Gaels), Jamie Behan (Ballybrown), Shane Cross (St Patricks), Ciaran Uwatse (Mungret St. Pauls), Oisín Moss (Mungret St. Pauls), Ciaran O’Sullivan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Wayne Kearns (Na Piarsaigh), Gary Sheehan (Kildimo/Pallaskenry).