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2016 All-Ireland final minor captain one of 5 debutants to start for Limerick against Wexford

Offaly and Kerry have also named their starting teams for their respective league openers.

Image: Ken Sutton/INPHO

JOHN KIELY HAS selected the starting 15 for his first competitive game in charge of Limerick, with five players set to make their first Allianz Hurling League Division 1B start against Wexford on Sunday.

Kyle Hayes, who captained Limerick in their All-Ireland minor hurling final defeat to Tipperary last September, makes his debut along with Casey brothers Mike and Peter, David Dempsey and Stephen Cahill.

Cahill has spent the last two years playing for the Limerick footballers but he’ll link up exclusively with the hurling squad this year.

Limerick are hoping to return to the top-flight for the first time since 2010, and a win over Davy Fitzgerald’s side would be a major step in that direction.

Kevin Ryan Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

New Offaly boss Kevin Ryan has also named his lineup for their league opener against Galway.

Danny Maloney, Michael Cleary, Aidan Treacy and Oisín Kelly are set to make their league debuts for the Faithful.

Finally, Kerry boss Fintan O’Connor has named the Kerry team to face Laois.

Wexford, Galway and Laois have yet to name their starting sides.

Limerick (to play Wexford)

1. Nick Quaid (Effin)

2. Stephen Cahill (Tournafulla)
3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock)
4. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)

5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
6. Declan Hannon (Adare)
7. Seamus Hickey (Murroe/Boher)

8. Paul Browne (Bruff)
9. James Ryan (Garryspillane)

10. Gearoid Hegarty (St. Patrick’s)
11. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)
12. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry)

13. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
14. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

Subs

16. Barry Hennessy (Kilmallock)
17. Richie English (Doon)
18. John Fitzgibbon (Adare)
19. Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
20. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)
21. Darragh O Donovan (Doon)
22. Pat Ryan (Doon)
23. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)
24. Sean Tobin (Murroe/Boher)
25. Seanie O Brien (Patrickswell)
26. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)

Offaly (to play Galway)

1. James Dempsey (Kinnitty)

2. Danny Maloney (St Rynagh’s)
3. Michael Cleary (Shinrone)
4. Paddy Rigney (Kinnitty)

5. Aidan Treacy (St Rynagh’s)
6. Conor Doughan (Shinrone)
7. Ben Conneely (St Rynagh’s)

8. Paddy Murphy (Ballinamere)
9. Cillian Kiely (Kilcormac/Killoughey)

10. Shane Dooley (Tullamore)
11. Sean Gardiner (Lusmagh)
12. Emmet Nolan (Birr)

13. Sean Ryan (Birr)
14. Oisín Kelly (Belmont)
15. Sean Cleary (Shinrone)

Kerry (to play Laois)

1. Aiden McCabe (Kilmoyley)

2. Sean Weir (Crotta O’Neills)
3. Rory Horgan (St Brendans)
4. Bryan Murphy (Causeway)

5. Paud Costello (Ballyduff)
6. Patrick Kelly (Clarecastle)
7. Darren Dineen (St Brendans)

8. Paudie O’Connor (Kilmoyley)
9. Colum Harty (Causeway)

10. Jack Goulding (Ballyduff)
11. Mikey Boyle (Ballyduff)
12. Daniel Collins (Kilmoyley)

13. Jordan Conway (Crotta O’Neills)
14. Padraig Boyle (Ballyduff)
15. Shane Nolan (Crotta O’Neills)

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