DEFENDING CHAMPIONS LIMERICK NAME U21 HURLING PANEL.
The Limerick U21 management team have released their panel ahead of their Munster Championship quarter-final with Clare on May 7.
The defending Munster and All-Ireland champions travel to Cusack Park for the provincial opener for a 5.45 throw in time. Tipperary await the winners in the semi-final.
Limerick finalise U-21 hurling panel with double All Ireland winner absent https://t.co/NZnN1rf93t
— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) April 26, 2018
Pat Donnelly will lose some of last year’s older stars, while Doon’s Eoghan McNamara has not returned for 2018, but the Limerick boss retains fifteen All-Ireland U21 winning panelists as Limerick look to go back to back in the competition.
Four players from Na Piarsaigh’s Club All-Ireland final loss make the cut, including Jerome Boylan who won the 2018 Harty Cup with Ardscoil Ris.
Senior hurler Kyle Hayes will captain the side while Peter Casey will act as vice captain.
U21 Panel: Ciaran Barry, Colum Carroll, Daniel Minehan, Adam O’Brien (Ahane), Anthony Barrett, Micheal Houlihan, Paddy O’Loughlin, Oisin O’Reilly (Kilmallock), Jack Casey, Finn Hourigan, Aaron Kennedy, Brian Timmons (Murroe-Boher), Conor Boylan, Jerome Boylan, Peter Casey, Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), Darren Golden O’Mahoney, Mark O’Dwyer, Jamie Power (Monaleen), Josh Adams, Luke Doran (Ballybrown), Brian McPartland, Barry Murphy (Doon), Kyle Hayes, Darren O’Connell, (Kildimo-Pallaskenry); John Flynn, Jason Gillane (Patrickswell), Brian Nash, Brian Ryan (South Liberties), Mike Mackey (Adare), William O’Meara (Askeaton), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh), Conor O’Grady (Hospital-Herbertstown), Brian O’Grady (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Paudie Ahern (Killeedy), Eoghan Mulcahy (Mungret), Kevin Howard (Old Christians).