The Limerick U20 hurling squad for 2019 has been announced with Ronan Connolly, who was part of John Kiely’s senior squad earlier this year captaining the side and Mikey O’Brien, who is with the seniors, vice-captain.
In total there are 37 players named in the squad by manager Paul Beary who has Ger Downes and Paul Browne in his backroom team.
There are twenty teams represented with Mungret St Pauls leading the way with five players.
Limerick open their U20 campaign next Wednesday in Pairc Ui Rinn against Cork at 7.30pm.
A win over Cork would see them into a Munster semi-final against Clare in the Gaelic Grounds a week later.
This years format has the age at U20 as opposed to U21.
Limerick were crowned U21 champions in two of the past four years with Diarmuid Byrnes and Tom Morrissey All-Ireland winning captains in 2015 and 2017.
Limerick U20 Hurling Squad 2019
Louis Dee, Rory Duff, Conor Flahive, Conor Helewell, Paul O’Brien (all Mungret St Pauls), Mikey O’Brien, Jack Ryan, Padraic Ryan (all Doon), Calvin Carroll, Josh Considine, Jason Gillane (all Patrickswell), Jerome Boylan and Padraic Heaney, Emmet McEvoy (all Na Piarsaigh), Liam English, Andrew Finn, David Woulfe (all Kilmallock), Eoin Sheehan, Dylan O’Shea, Ryan Tobin (all Garryspillane), Ronan Connolly and Frank Costelloe (both Adare), Adam Butler and Liam Griffin (both Kildimo-Pallaskenry), David Moloney and Conor Nicholas (both Monaleen), Ciaran Barry (Ahane), Damien Burke (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Ken Byrnes (Old Christians), Jason Fitzgibbon (Cappamore), Brian Garry (South Liberties), Mark McCarthy (Templeglantine), Sean O’Connor (Granagh-Ballingarry), Michael O’Grady (Knockainey), Paul O’Riordan (Bruff), Daniel Owens (Ballybricken-Bohermore), Daithi Heffernan (Mallow)