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3 All-Ireland senior club winners and 9 U21s in Limerick side for Munster intermediate semi-final

Limerick face Tipperary in Sunday’s curtain-raiser in Thurles.

THREE MEMBERS OF the Na Piarsaigh side that were crowned All-Ireland senior club hurling champions in March, will start for the Limerick intermediate side on Sunday against Tipperary.

David Dempsey, Alan Dempsey, Mike Casey and Will O’Donoghue celebrate David Dempsey, Mike Casey and William O'Donoghue celebrating Na Piarsaigh's victory in March with teammate Alan Dempsey. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Corner-back Michael Casey, midfielder William O’Donoghue and wing-forward David Dempsey are the Na Piarsaigh players that will contest the Munster semi-final.

The trio along with wing-forward Pat Ryan and full-forward Kevin O’Brien have all been released from TJ Ryan’s senior panel to start in the game.

Casey is the current Limerick U21 hurling captain with that side getting set to face Cork in the Bord Gáis Energy Munster quarter-final in Páirc Uí Rinn on 28 June.

He’s joined in the intermediate team by eight other current U21 players in Dempsey, Ryan, Eoghan McNamara, Andrew La Touche-Cosgrave, Colin Ryan, Lorcan Lyons, Aaron Gillane and Dean Coleman.

Throw-in for Sunday’s curtain-raiser in Thurles is 2pm.


1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon)

2. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
3. Barry Lynch (Feohanagh)
4. Jody Hannon (Adare)

5. Mark Carmody (Patrickswell – captain)
6. Andrew La Touche-Cosgrave (Monaleen)
7. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)

8. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)
9. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen)

10. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)
11. Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh)
12. Pat Ryan (Doon)

13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)
14. Kevin O’Brien (Patrickswell)
15. Dean Coleman (Doon)

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