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2013 Munster title winning forward departs the Limerick senior hurling panel

Seanie Tobin has left TJ Ryan’s setup.

LIMERICK FORWARD SEANIE Tobin has left the county’s senior hurling squad after a lack of game time this spring.

Seanie Tobin celebrates at the final whistle with fans Seanie Tobin pictured celebrating Limerick's 2013 Munster final win. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Tobin revealed his decision when speaking to The Limerick Leader newspaper after a league campaign where he has not started any of Limerick’s five games in Division 1B.

The Murroe-Boher club man came on as a substitute in three games but was not named on the 26-man squad for last Sunday’s crunch promotion clash with Clare.

Tobin insisted he is not retiring and is now set to focus on hurling with his club.

I have given everything to Limerick over the last number of years and it’s heartbreaking to walk away.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of the panel since my decision and they all understand that this is not something I would do lightly.

“I hope to wear the green and white with them lads again in the future.”

Sean Tobin Seanie Tobin in action for Limerick against Waterford in the Munster senior hurling league in January Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Tobin won a Munster senior hurling medal with Limerick in 2013, striking 0-2 in that final win over Cork.

Limerick’s attacking options have increased this season with Cian Lynch being joined in the ranks by fellow All-Ireland U21 winners Tom Morrissey and Barry Nash.

Na Piarsaigh All-Ireland club winners Shane Dowling and Kevin Downes are shortly set to rejoin the Limerick squad, with Tobin have slipped back in the pecking order as a result.

Tobin is the third Limerick hurler to depart the panel since last summer’s championship with work commitments seeing David Breen opt out while Donal O’Grady retired.

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