TEAM: Limerick make two changes to side to face Cork

John Kiely and his backroom team have made two changes from the starting XV that faced Clare in last month’s Munster final.

The side to face Cork sees the return of Seamus Flanagan and Seán Finn with Shane O’Brien and Barry Nash making way.

Flanagan bagged 3-3 against Sunday’s opponents earlier this season before limping out of Limerick’s crucial game against Waterford after just 20 minutes.

The dynamic Nash misses out altogether, with a hamstring complaint, while 20-year-old Shane O’Brien will have to be content with a return to the subs bench having made his first start (scoring 0-2) in the Munster final.

The remaining substitutes are the same as they were for the Munster final, bar Barry Murphy, who misses out with O’Brien now among a plethora or options.

1 Nickie Quaid (Effin)

2 Sean Finn (Bruff)

3 Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

4 Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)

5 Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)

6 Declan Hannon (Adare) Captain

7 Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)

8 William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)

9 Cathal O’Neill (Crecora/Manister)

10 Gearoid Hegarty (St. Patricks)

11 Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)

12 Tom Morrissey (Ahane)

13 Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)

14 Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon)

15 David Reidy (Dromin/Athlacca)

16 Jason Gillane (Patrickswell)

17 Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh)

18 Colin Coughlan (Ballybrown)

19 Adam English (Doon)

20 Richie English (Doon)

21 Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

22 Shane O’Brien (Kilmallock)

23 Aidan O’Connor (Ballybrown)

24 Fergal O’Connor (Effin)

25 Donnacha Ó Dálaigh (Monaleen)

26 Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)

Cork, meanwhile have named their team with the same six forwards starting as they did the last time these two counties met. Ciaran Joyce at midfield is perhaps the main talking point.

1. Patrick Collins 2. Niall O’Leary 3.Eoin Downey 4. Sean O Donoghue (c) 5. Tim O Mahony 6. Robert Downey, 7. Mark Coleman, 8. Ciaran Joyce 9. Darragh Fitzgibbon 10. Declan Dalton 11. Shane Barrett 12. Seamus Harnedy, 13. Patrick Horgan, 14. Alan Connolly 15. Brian Hayes

16. Brion Saunderson,17. Damian Cahalane 18. Ger Millerick, 19. Tommy O Connell 20. Luke Meade 21. Ethan Twomey, 22. Conor Lehane, 23. Jack O’Connor 24. Shane Kingston 25. Padraig Power 26. Robbie O’Flynn.

This is the second meeting of Limerick and Cork in 2024, after the Rebels edged a classic on Leeside in the round robin.

It is also the second All-Ireland semi-final clash of the pair with Limerick needing extra time in 2018 to win a thriller at Croker Park.

GAA on Sporting Limerick is in association with Noels Menswear

Social Sharing

Posted in ,

Champions Limerick bow out to red hot Rebels

Limerick 0-29Cork 1-28By Tom Clancy at Croke ParkLimerick's most remarkable run ended after a narrow, two-point loss, after ...
Read More

TEAM: Limerick make two changes to side to face Cork

John Kiely and his backroom team have made two changes from the starting XV that faced Clare in ...
Read More

Kingston Promises Intensity from “The Minute the Ball is in Play Right to the Very End”

For Shane Kingston and his Cork teammates, the journey to this point had been anything but straightforward, marked ...
Read More

Hannon on Success & Setbacks as Limerick Look Forward to Rebel Rematch

Limerick will do battle with a familiar foe in Cork this weekend as all roads lead to Croke ...
Read More

Hegarty: ‘There is a lot more to life outside of hurling”

In association with Bord Gais Energy. With six Munster and five All Ireland medals to his name, Gearóid ...
Read More

Sligo a bridge too far for Limerick as Tailteann dream ends

Sligo 2-20Limerick 0-9By Tom Clancy in Markievicz ParkLimerick’s hopes of a trip to Croke Park were wiped away ...
Read More

WATCH | Kiely, Gillane & O’Neill react after historic Munster SHC victory

Limerick made more history when claiming a record breaking sixth Munster Senior Hurling title in a row, thanks ...
Read More

Six of the best – Limerick claim record breaking Munster title

Limerick 1-26Clare 1-20By Tom Clancy in ThurlesLimerick made more history when claiming a record breaking sixth Munster Senior ...
Read More