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Dowling to make his 2017 debut for Limerick as part of 10 changes for clash with Laois

The sides meet in Portlaoise tomorrow night.

Shane Dowling Shane Dowling has been named at wing-forward for Limerick. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THERE’LL BE A welcome sight for Limerick hurling fans tomorrow night with Shane Dowling set to make his 2017 debut for the county.

Dowling has been named at wing-forward for the Division 1B Allianz hurling league tie against Laois in O’Moore Park, after missing all of their eight competitive games to date this year.

He’s one of 10 changes form last week’s win over Offaly with Sean Finn, Seamus Hickey, Declan Hannon, Gearoid Hegarty and James Ryan the only survivors.

There are also first league appearances for Kilmallock’s Barry Hennessy in goal and Ahane’s Dan Morrissey at wing-back.


1. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock)

2. Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla)
3. Richie English (Doon)
4. Sean Finn (Bruff)

5. Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher)
6. Declan Hannon (Adare)
7. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

8. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)
9. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)

10. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)
11. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks)
12. James Ryan (Garryspillane)

13. Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell)
14. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry)
15. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)


16. David McCarthy (Glenroe)
17. Tom Condon (Knockaderry)
18. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
19. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
20. Pat Ryan (Doon)
21. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
22. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
23. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen)
24. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)
25. Seanie Tobin (Murroe-Boher)
26. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)


1. Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix)

2. Cahir Healy (Portlaoise)
3. Leigh Bergin (Shanahoe)
4. Dwane Palmer (Camross)

5. Sean Downey (Ballinakill)
6. Patrick Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill)
7. Ryan Mullaney (Castletown)

8. Cian Taylor (Portlaoise)
9. Ben Conroy (Slieve Bloom)

10. Aaron Dunphy (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)
11. Charles Dwyer (Ballinakill)
12. Paddy Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)

13. Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla)
14. Neil Foyle (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)
15. Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill)

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