4 Galway senior hurlers in team to face Limerick in All-Ireland U21 semi-final

The sides clash at Semple Stadium tomorrow evening.

The Galway team stand for The National Anthem The Galway senior hurling side before last Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

FOUR MEMBERS OF Galway’s senior hurling squad will start in tomorrow’s Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 semi-final against Limerick.

Fresh from their heroics in beating Tipperary last week, the attacking trio of Conor Whelan, Cathal Mannion and Jason Flynn will all start in the U21 clash at Semple Stadium.

Mannion starts at centre-forward, Whelan is selected at left half-forward and Flynn will play at left corner-forward.

Jason Flynn celebrates a score Jason Flynn will be a key figure for the Galway U21's tomorrow. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Full-back Paul Killeen was on the bench for the Galway senior side last Sunday in Croke Park.

Eight members of the U21 team played for the Galway intermediate side during their All-Ireland final win over Cork recently.

Shane Cooney, Eanna Burke, Kevin McHugo, Dan Nevin, Eamon Brannigan and Brian Molloy started in that game in the Gaelic Grounds while Barry Keane and Ronan O’Meara came on as substitutes.

Cooney, Burke and O’Meara have all won All-Ireland senior club hurling medals in recent years with St Thomas and Portumna respectively.

St. Thomas players celebrate with the cup St Thomas players celebrating their 2013 All-Ireland senior club hurling final win. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO


1. Gearoid Loughnane (Loughrea)

2. Declan Cronin (Cappataggle)
3. Paul Killeen (Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry)
4. Barry Keane (Clarinbridge)

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5. Sean Sweeney (Loughrea)
6. Shane Cooney (St Thomas)
7. Eanna Burke (St Thomas)

8. Kevin McHugo (Tommy Larkins)
9. Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)

10. Eamonn Brannigan (Rahoon-Newcastle)
11. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
12. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)

13. Brian Molloy (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)
14. Ronan O’Meara (Portumna)
15. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins)

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