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Two Munster senior winners not in Limerick 2017 hurling squad as attacker recalled

New boss John Kiely has also drafted in several young players.

Limerick will be in action in Division 1B next season Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

MUNSTER SENIOR WINNERS James Ryan and Paudie O’Brien have not been named in the first Limerick senior hurling squad selected by new manager John Kiely, but there is a recall for attacker Seanie Tobin.

Kiely, who has taken over from TJ Ryan, has released his primary 39-man Limerick panel ahead of a 2017 season which will see them feature in Division 1B of the Allianz hurling league and face Clare in the Munster semi-final.

Garryspillane player Ryan and Kilmallock’s O’Brien are two well-known players not included with both starting in the 2013 Munster senior final triumph against Cork. Ryan is understood to be considering his inter-county future.

Paudie O'Brien and Graeme Mulcahy take to the field Limerick hurler Paudie O'Brien Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Murroe-Boher forward Tobin also played in that game but returns to the panel after departing last March due to a lack of game time in the spring.

Wayne McNamara has retired since the 2016 championship concluded while forward Kevin Downes is a long-term absentee after tearing his cruciate ligament injury.

New players that have been named include Kyle Hayes, who captained Limerick in September’s All-Ireland minor hurling final, and Stephen Cahill, who lined out for the Limerick senior footballers this summer.

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Robbie Hanley and Robbie Egan – who played for Kilmallock in the 2015 All-Ireland senior club final – along with 2016 All-Ireland club victor with Na Piarsaigh, Peter Casey, are also drafted in.

Peter Casey Na Piarsaigh player Peter Casey Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon) and Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen) are other promising youngsters that are called up.

Kiely has included the entire Limerick starting side that he steered to glory in the 2015 All-Ireland U21 final victory against Wexford.

John Kiely Limerick hurling manager John Kiely Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

The panel is likely to be open-ended with club commitments set to potentially dictate involvement in the early stages of the 2017 season as Patrickswell and Monaleen are both featuring in Munster club clashes next Sunday.

Limerick Hurling Panel

  1. Declan Hannon (Adare)
  2. John Fitzgibbon (Adare)
  3. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)
  4. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)
  5. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock)
  6. Paul Browne (Bruff)
  7. Sean Finn (Bruff)
  8. Richie English (Doon)
  9. Pat Ryan (Doon)
  10. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)
  11. Nicky Quaid (Effin)
  12. Seamus Flanagan (Feoghanagh/Castlemahon)
  13. David McCarthy (Glenroe)
  14. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)
  15. Barry O’Connell (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)
  16. Gavin O’Mahoney (Kilmallock)
  17. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock)
  18. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)
  19. Robbie Egan (Kilmallock)
  20. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock)
  21. Tom Condon (Knockaderry)
  22. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen)
  23. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen)
  24. Seamus Hickey (Murroe/Boher)
  25. Seanie Tobin (Murroe/Boher)
  26. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
  27. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)
  28. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)
  29. Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
  30. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
  31. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
  32. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)
  33. Seanie O’Brien (Patrickswell)
  34. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
  35. Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell)
  36. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)
  37. Barry Nash (South Liberties)
  38. Gearóid Hegarty (St. Patrick’s)
  39. Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla)

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