O’Neill will lead Limerick attack in Final

Cathal O'Neill of Limerick celebrates with supporters after the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 5 match between Limerick and Cork at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo: Daire Brennan.

MANAGER John Kiely has announced the Limerick starting selection for Sunday’s massive Munster Senior Hurling Final showdown with Clare at the Gaelic Grounds (throw-in 1.45pm).  

Cathal O’Neill has been chosen at centre-forward with Cian Lynch held in reserve. As alluded to by Kiely at this week’s media outing, the “impact of the bench is incredibly important” in the modern game. 

For Clare, Conor Cleary has recovered from injury and is named at full-back.  

Traffic restrictions in the vicinity of the venue will be in place from 11.30am on the morning of the match. 

Gates open at 11.45am, with pre-match entertainment from top musical acts Mundy, Sharon Shannon, and Paddy Casey.  

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The teams will march behind St Patrick’s Pipe Band of Tulla. 

And, Munster GAA has issued a warning to fans not to bring “extremely dangerous” flares or smoke bombs into the stadium. 

“We ask that the small number of supporters who do bring these items to our games refrain from doing so,” said Operations Manager John Brennan.   

Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Mike Casey, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash: Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon (captain), Kyle Hayes; Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue; Gearóid Hegarty, Cathal O’Neill, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Séamus Flanagan, Peter Casey. 

Substitutes: David McCarthy, Conor Boylan, Ronan Connolly, Aaron Costello, Colin Coughlan, Adam English, Richie English, Cian Lynch, Graeme Mulcahy, Oisín O’Reilly, David Reidy.  

Clare: Eibhear Quilligan, Adam Hogan, Conor Cleary, Rory Hayes; Diarmuid Ryan, John Conlon, David McInerney, David Fitzgerald, Cathal Malone; Peter Duggan, Tony Kelly, Aidan McCarthy; Ryan Taylor, Shane O’Donnell, Mark Rodgers.  

Substitutes: Éamon Foudy, Cian Nolan, Ian Galvin, Shane Meehan, Aron Shanagher, Aaron Fitzgerald, Robin Mounsey, Paul Flanagan, Cian Galvin, Kevin Smyth and Seadna Morey.