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Limerick and Offaly hurlers ring the changes ahead of weekend games

Philip O’Loughlin, Dan Morrissey and Micheal Ryan all start their first league matches for the Shannonsiders.

Shane Dooley is one of the few Offaly players to be retained from last week.
Shane Dooley is one of the few Offaly players to be retained from last week.
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LIMERICK HAVE HANDED first league starts to full back Philip O’Loughlin, wing back Dan Morrissey and corner forward Micheal Ryan for their Allianz Hurling League game with Laois this Sunday.

Also coming into the team are Nickie Quaid, Cathal King and James Ryan, while dropping to the bench are Aaron Murphy, Richie McCarthy, Donal O’Grady, William Hickey and Thomas O’Brien.

Meanwhile, the Offaly hurling team to play Antrim also sees several changes.

Conor Slevin, Dermot Mooney, Sean Gardner, Barry Harding, Colin Egan, Derek Morkan, Kevin Brady, Conor Doughan, Ciaran Slevin, Colm Coughlan, Sean Cleary and Stephen Quirke all come into the side.

Consequently, Shane Dooley, James Rigney and Mark Egan are the only players to be retained from last week.

LIMERICK: 1. Nickie Quaid (Effin); 2. Stephen Walsh (Glenroe), 3. Philip O Loughlin (Kilmallock), 4. Tom Condon (Knockaderry); 5. Paudie O’Brien (Kilmallock)(Capt), 6. Wayne McNamara (Adare), 7. Dan Morrissey (Ahane); 8. Cathal King (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Paul Browne (Bruff); 10. Conor Allis (Croom), 11. James Ryan (Garryspillane), 12. David Reidy (Dromin/Athlacca); 13. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock), 14. Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh), 15. Michael Ryan (Doon). Subs: 16. Aaron Murphy (Hospital/Herbertstown), 17. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock), 18.Mark Carmody (Patrickswell, 19. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 20. Thomas Ryan (South Liberties), 21. Donal O’Grady (Granagh/Ballingarry), 22. William Hickey (South Liberties), 23. Séan Tobin (Murroe/Boher), 24. Tommy Quaid (Effin), 25. Thomas O Brien (Patrickswell), 26. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh).

OFFALY: 1. Conor Slevin (Kilcormac/Killoughey); 2. Dermot Mooney (Seir Kieran), 3. Sean Gardner (Lusmagh), 4. James Rigney (Kinnitty); 5. Barry Harding (Birr), 6. Colin Egan (Belmont), 7. Mark Egan (Belmont); 8. Derek Morkan (Shinrone), 9. Kevin Brady (Coolderry); 10. Conor Doughan (Shinrone), 11. Shane Dooley (Tullamore), 12. Ciaran Slevin (Kilcormac/Killoughey); 13. Colm Coughlan (Kinnitty), 14. Sean Cleary (Shinrone), 15. Stephen Quirke (St Rynagh’s). Subs: TBC.

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