CATHAL O’Neill has been included in the Limerick team for tomorrow night’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship outing with Clare at the TUS Gaelic Grounds, throw-in 7pm.
The 21-year-old from Crecora/Manister has been handed the number ten jersey, with Gearóid Hegarty named amongst the replacements.
O’Neill was introduced as a 50th minute substitute in Sunday’s opening round win against Waterford at Semple Stadium, Thurles. This is his third year of involvement with John Kiely’s senior squad.
Despite picking-up an injury at the weekend, captain Declan Hannon has been chosen at centre-back.
GAAGO will provide a live stream (€12) on Saturday, while radio commentary is available on Live 95.
Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Seán Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon (captain), Kyle Hayes; Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue; Cathal O’Neill, Cian Lynch, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Séamus Flanagan, Peter Casey.
Substitutes: Jamie Power, Conor Boylan, Mike Casey, Ronan Connolly, Colin Coughlan, Richie English, Gearóid Hegarty, Graeme Mulcahy, Barry Murphy, Donnacha Ó Dálaigh, David Reidy.
Manager Diarmuid Mullins has also revealed his starting selection for tonight’s crucial Munster Under-20 Hurling Championship fixture against Cork at the same venue.
Into the side come Ballybrown’s Mikey Gavin, Oisin O’Farrell (Askeaton) and Con Hayes, Newcastle West.
Limerick: Josh O’Reilly; Ronan Lyons, Joe Fitzgerald, Evan O’Leary; David Fitzgerald, Ethan Hurley (captain), Cian Scully; Barry Duff, Mikey Gavin; Adam Fitzgerald, Patrick O’Donovan, Shane O’Brien; Oisín, O’Farrell, Adam English, Con Hayes.
Subs: Killian Quaid, Fintan Fitzgerald, Seán Whelan, John Kirby, Seán O’Neill, John Fitzgerald, Darragh Langan, Liam Dennehy, William Dore.
In the Munster Minor Football Championship, Limerick posted a clear-cut (1-8 to 0-5) win over Waterford at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale last night. Evan Curry of Athea hit an eye-catching 1-3 for Limerick.
Limerick next meet Tipperary in the Phase One Final, and either way both teams will progress to the semi-finals where Kerry and Cork await.
Limerick’s only outright Munster Minor Football Championship win was achieved way back in 1956