Finn returns for Limerick

Sean Finn will return from injury for this Saturday's game against Kilkenny.

DECORATED Limerick defender Seán Finn will make his return after a lengthy injury lay-off for Saturday evening’s National League semi-final tie with Kilkenny at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 4.30pm.

The four-time All-Star missed most of last season after sustaining a cruciate rupture against Clare but has made a remarkable recovery.

He comes into the side at full-back. At centre-back is captain Declan Hannon.

William O’Donoghue and Cian Lynch have been chosen at centre-field.

Adam English has been handed the number 11 jersey while Donnacha Ó Dálaigh is placed at full-forward.

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Limerick have used close on 40 players so far during an unbeaten campaign, with Cathal O’Neill the only individual to have featured in every fixture.

Several players were unavailable through injury, such as Mike Casey, Dan Morrissey, Kyle Hayes and Darragh O’Donovan.

James Owens (Wexford) is referee.

The second semi, involving Clare and Tipperary, goes ahead at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise on Sunday.

Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Barry Nash, Seán Finn, Aaron Costello; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, captain, Cathal O’Neill; William O’Donoghue, Cian Lynch; GearóidHegarty, Adam English, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Donnacha Ó Dálaigh, Peter Casey.

Substitutes: David McCarthy, Conor Boylan, Séamus Flanagan, Micheál Houlihan, Darragh Langan, Ronan Lyons, Graeme Mulcahy, Barry Murphy, Aidan O’Connor, David Reidy, Mark Quinlan.