Quaid loses fight to be fit for Tipperary clash
Nickie Quaid's collbarbone injury will rule the Limerick goalkeeper out of the Munster SHC semi-final with Tipperary on Sunday week.
The Effin netminder ended a run of unbroken championship games dating back to 2011 when he missed the quarter-final victory over Clare and the Tipp game will come too soon.
Apart from Quaid, Limerick are hopeful that they will have a full deck to choose, with David Breen back to full fitness after a metatarsal injury.
Other problems look like clearing up in time, as Paul Browne (shoulder) is set to feature. Graeme Mulcahy, Wayne McNamara, Gavin O'Mahony, Stephen Walsh, John Fitzgibbon and Richie McCarthy picked up various injuries on club duty and in a recent challenge outing against Kilkenny but all will be in contention for starting places.