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Limerick GAA team news: Hannon and Hickey on bench for hurlers, four changes for footballers

There is one change made by Limerick from the team that had few problems overcoming Antrim.

Updated at 9pm

SEAMUS HICKEY AND Declan Hannon will have to be content with a place on the bench for Limerick’s game with Clare on Saturday night.

Manager John Allen previously hinted they could start the tie, after the pair recovered from injury problems and took part in full training in recent days.

Elsewhere, there is one change from the side that recorded a comfortable 8-26 to 1-15 phase 1 win over Antrim, with Paudie O’Brien coming in for Thomas O’Brien.

The Limerick footballers, meanwhile, have made four changes for their match with Longford on Saturday.

Andrew Lane starts at right corner back, with Stephen Lucey at centre back, Jim Donovan in midfield and Eoghan O’Connor at right half forward.

Paudie Browne switches to left half forward, while Ger Collins captains the side.

LIMERICK SH: 1. Nickie Quaid (Effin); 2. Stephen Walsh (Glenroe), 3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), 4. Tom Condon (Knockaderry); 5. Wayne McNamara (Adare), 6. Donal O Grady (Granagh Ballingarry) 7. Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock); 8. James Ryan (Garryspillane), 9. Paudie O Brien (Kilmallock); 10. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), 11. Brian Geary (Monaleen), 12. David Breen (Na Piarsaigh); 13. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock), 14. Niall Moran (Ahane) 15. Sean Tobin (Murroe Boher). Subs: 16. Aaron Murphy (Hospital Herbertstown), 17.  Shane O Neill (South Liberties), 18. David Moloney (Blackrock), 19. Tom Ryan South (Liberties), 20. Seamus Hickey (Murroe Boher), 21. Thomas O Brien (Patrickswell), 22. Declan Hannon (Adare), 23. Kevin Downes (NaPiarsaigh), 24. Thomas Quaid (Effin), 25. Mark Carmody (Patrickswell), 26. Niall Maher  (Doon).

LIMERICK SF: 1. Brian Scanlon (Gerald Griffin’s); 2. Andrew Lane (St.Senan’s), 3. Johnny McCarthy (St.Kieran’s), 4. Lorcan O’Dwyer (Pallasgreen); 5. John Riordan (Fr. Casey’s), 6. Stephen Lucey (Croom), 7. Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen); 8. Jim Donovan (St Kieran’s), 9. Sean Buckley (Dromcollogher-Broadford); 10. Eoghan O’Connor (St. Mary’s/ Sean Finn’s), 11. Stephen Kelly (Newcastlewest), 12. Paudie Browne (Fr. Casey’s);  13. Ger Collins (Monaleen) Capt, 14. Seamus O’Carroll (Cappagh Kilcornan), 15. Ian Ryan (St. Senan’s).

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