Captain Hannon returns as Kiely names side for Galway tie | TEAM NEWS

Aside from Hannon; Barry Nash, David Reidy, Shane O’Brien, Tom Morrissey, Seamus Flanagan and Adam English all come into the side for Saturday’s outing.

John Kiely has named his Limerick side to take on Galway in the Allianz Hurling League on Saturday at 1.15pm in Pearse Stadium.

The Limerick boss has made seven changes to the team that pipped Tipperary to victory last weekend, as captain Declan Hannon makes his long awaited return at centre-back.

Hannon regains the captaincy from Cian Lynch, who led the side in his absence, and the Patrickswell man is named at centre-forward again following his Man-of-the-Match display last time out.

Aside from Hannon; Barry Nash, David Reidy, Shane O’Brien, Tom Morrissey, Seamus Flanagan and Adam English all come into the side for Saturday’s outing.

The Shannonsiders have picked up four wins in their four league games so far, getting the better of Antrim, Westmeath, Dublin and Tipperary.

Nickie Quaid continues in goal, with Fergal O’Connor and Mike Casey joined by Nash in the full-back line.

Hannon is named at six, meaning Cathal O’Neill moves out to wing-back, with Diarmaid Byrnes assuming a spot on the bench. Colin Coughlan is deployed on the other side of the captain.

Barry Murphy was named as a substitute last time out, but ended up starting. The Doon man is joined by Reidy in the middle of the park for this one, with William O’Donoghue moving to the bench.

There are two changes in the half-forward line, as O’Brien and Morrissey come into the starting XV to support Lynch, who remains at eleven.

Aaron Gillane continues in the corner, the Limerick talisman joined by Flanagan and English this weekend.

Limerick team to play Galway:

  1. Nickie Quaid
  2. Fergal O’Connor
  3. Mike Casey
  4. Barry Nash
  5. Cathal O’Neill
  6. Declan Hannon (C)
  7. Colin Coughlan
  8. David Reidy
  9. Barry Murphy
  10. Shane O’Brien
  11. Cian Lynch
  12. Tom Morrissey
  13. Aaron Gillane
  14. Seamus Flanagan
  15. Adam English

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