Limerick remain unchanged for All-Ireland final as Hannon misses out

Limerick will be without their captain for the second game running as he misses out with a knee injury.

John Kiely has named an unchanged side to face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final this Sunday, meaning captain Declan Hannon remains absent through injury.

Cian Lynch fills in as captain once again, with the Patrickswell man named in midfield, while William O’Donoghue takes over responsibility at centre-back.

All in all, it is the same team that began against Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

David Reidy is named from the start for the first time in an All-Ireland final joining Gearoid Hegarty and Tom Morrissey in the half-forward line.

Aaron Gillane is the man in form, the Patrickswell forward scored two crucial goals against Galway, and he has been named to start at corner forward.

The rest of the team pretty much picks itself, with Mike Casey, Dan Morrissey, and Barry Nash all having excellent years in the full-backline, while Kyle Hayes and Diarmaid Byrnes were always certainties at wing-back.

On the bench, Richie English is another to miss out through injury with Aidan O’Connor joining the replacements.

In total, sixteen of the Limerick panel will be aiming for a fifth All-Ireland title while O’Connor is the only member of the panel yet to claim a Celtic Cross medal.

Meanwhile, Kilkenny have also named their team for the clash. They are also unchanged from the team that beat Clare with injury concern David Blanchfield named from the start.

Limerick team to play Kilkenny:

  1. Nickie Quaid
  2. Mike Casey
  3. Dan Morrissey
  4. Barry Nash
  5. Diarmaid Byrnes
  6. William O’Donoghue
  7. Kyle Hayes
  8. Darragh O’Donovan
  9. Cian Lynch
  10. Gearoid Hegarty
  11. David Reidy
  12. Tom Morrissey
  13. Aaron Gillane
  14. Seamus Flanagan
  15. Peter Casey
  16. David McCarthy
  17. Conor Boylan
  18. Ronan Connolly
  19. Aaron Costelloe
  20. Colin Coughlan
  21. Adam English
  22. Graeme Mulcahy
  23. Barry Murphy
  24. Aidan O’Connor
  25. Cathal O’Neill
  26. Oisin O’Reilly

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