O’Neill’s versatility praised by Lynch

Cathal O'Neill will start for Limerick against Clare on Sunday.

CATHAL O’Neill – the only player to have started all of Limerick’s National Hurling League fixtures this season – has been described as “unreal” by two-time Player of the Year Cian Lynch.

O’Neill, 21, has been deployed in both attack and defence as Limerick remain unbeaten in the pennant competition.

“Cathal’s unreal, he can play anywhere, he can do anything,” said Lynch at the launch of Insomnia’s five-year partnership with the GAA and GPA.

“He epitomises the word ‘athlete.’ He’s fast and strong. You can play him anywhere. He’s flying it. He reads the game so well and he’s got such a hurling brain, he can play anywhere.”

Limerick run-up against Kilkenny in the league semi-final at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday, with the strong possibility of a final appearance a fortnight later.

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In the Championship, the holders open their campaign away to Clare on April 21. Munster GAA confirmed there will be no public sale of tickets for this tie. The venue, Cusack Park, has a capacity of 19,000.

Meanwhile, Limerick meet Dublin in the Division 3 Camogie Final at The Ragg (Tipperary) on Saturday, 1pm.