Pat Donnelly has named the same starting fifteen that overcame Galway last time out to take on Kilkenny in the All Ireland U21 Hurling Championship Final.
Following the last round of senior club fixtures there were fitness doubts over Dan Joy and Cian Lynch but both have been selected in the starting lineup.
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— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) September 7, 2017
Limerick: 1 Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2 Sean Finn (Bruff), 3 Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 4 Dan Joy (Kilmallock), 5 Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 6 Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 7 Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 8 Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 9 Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 10 Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 11 Barry Murphy (Doon), 12 Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13 Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14 Tom Morrissey (Ahane)(Captain), 15 Barry Nash (South Liberties).
Subs: 16 Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), 17 Paudie Ahern (Killeedy), 18 Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 19 Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 20 Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh), 21 Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 22 Mike Mackey (Adare), 23 Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), 24 Jack O Grady (Knockainey).
Kilkenny have also named their team with Eddie Brennan’s side looking to claim a first U21 crown since 2008. The sides are familiar foes as Kilkenny have 8 survivors from the 2014 All Ireland Minor Final while Limerick have 10.
Kilkenny: 1 Darren Brennan (St Lachtains), 2 Michael Cody (Dunnamaggin), 3 Conor Delaney (Erins Own), 4 Niall McMahon (Erins Own), 5 Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels), 6 Jason Cleere (Bennettsbridge), 7 Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan), 8 Luke Scanlon (James Stephens), 9 Richie Leahy (Rower Inistioge), 10 John Walsh (Mullinavat), 11 John Donnelly (Thomastown), 12 Sean Morrissey (Bennettsbridge), 13 Shane Walsh (Tullaroan), 14 Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge), 15 Billy Ryan (Graigue Ballycallan).
Subs: 16 Alan Murphy (Glenmore), 17 James Burke (Thomastown), 18 Darren Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 19 Aidan Nolan (Dicksboro), 20 Pat Lyng (Rower Inistioge), 21 Martin Keoghan (Tullaroan), 22 Eoin Kenny (Slieverue), 23 Conor O’Carroll (Lisdowney), 24 James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks).