John Kiely finalizes Limerick squad for Fenway Classic

John Kiely has named a 25-man squad that will travel to Boston for the Fenway classic next weekend

Eleven of the 36-man All Ireland winning squad will not travel for varying reasons.

Kiely will have to make do without the Na Piarsaigh contingent once more as they face Ballygunner in the Munster Club final next Sunday.

William O’Donoghue, Shane Dowling, Kevin Downes, David Dempsey, Peter and Mike Casey will be looking for back to back Munster titles in Thurles.

Richie McCarthy, Darragh O’Donovan, Paul Browne and Tom Condon miss out due to injury while Barry O’Connell won’t travel due to personal committments.

2018 Fenway Hurling Classic Launch, Croke Park, Dublin 27/9/2018 Wexford’s Lee Chin, Peter Duggan of Clare, Sean Finn of Limerick and Patrick Horgan of Cork Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The games take a different format than hurling with eleven players on each side and no limit on substitutions.

Games are divided into two 20-minute halves with goals the only way of scoring. A goal from inside the defensive zone is three points while outside the defensive zone a goal accounts for five points.

Limerick play Wexford in the opening game while Cork and Clare face-off in the other semi-final.

The winners will play in the final with all three games to be shown live on TG4.

The games will take place at the home of the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park in Massachusetts next Sunday 18 November.

Limerick squad 

Declan Hannon (Captain) (Adare), Diarmaid Byrnes, Cian Lynch,  Aaron Gillane (all Patrickswell), Richie English, Barry Murphy, Pat Ryan (all Doon), Graeme Mulcahy, Barry Hennessy, Paddy O’Loughlin, Oisin O’Reilly (all Kilmallock), Dan Morrissey and Tom Morrissey (both Ahane), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Lorcan Lyons (both Monaleen), Nickie Quaid (Effin); Sean Finn (Bruff), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher), Barry Nash (South Liberties), David Reidy (Dromin-Athlacca), William O’Meara (Askeaton), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen).

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