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Limerick look to young gun Hannon

Published 30/06/2011 | 05:00

Limerick young gun Declan Hannon has been named in the side to face Wexford on Saturday in one of two changes to Donal O'Grady's side.

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Hannon, who wasn't considered for the defeat by Waterford as he was sitting his Leaving Certificate, and exciting full-forward Kevin Downes will line out alongside their former Ard Scoil Ris teacher Niall Moran in attack.

The other switch sees David Maloney replacing Damien Reale at corner-back. Reale has been ruled out with a knee injury.

Richie McCarthy is the other player to miss out.

Galway hurling manager John McIntyre has axed five players from his starting line-up for the visit of Clare to Pearse Stadium on Saturday, including team captain Damien Joyce. Cyril Donnellan, who scored a hat-trick against the Lake men, also misses out, as he has been struggling with a toe injury, along with Barry Daly, Eanna Ryan and Aonghus Callinan.

Ger Farragher and Iarla Tannian are drafted into boost the half-forward line, while the experienced Alan Kerins, who was only recalled to the squad a few weeks ago after a two-year absence, starts at left corner-forward.

Donal Barry returns to the half-back line and Andy Smith is recalled and given a midfield role. Shane Kavanagh returns to his regular position of full-back, with Damien Hayes assuming the captaincy in Joyce's absence.

Limerick (SH v Wexford) -- N Quaid; D Moloney, S Hickey, T Condon; W McNamara, B Geary, G O'Mahoney; P Browne, D O'Grady; N Moran, J ryan, D Hannon; G Mulcahy, K Downes, S Tobin.

Galway (SH v Clare) -- J Skehill; F Moore, S Kavanagh, D Collins; D Barry, T Og Regan, A Cullinane; D Burke, A Smith; J Gantley, G Farragher, I Tannian; D Hayes, J Canning, A Kerins.

Antrim (SH v Armagh) -- C Cunningham; C McGuinness, K MGourty, J MCouaig; K McKeague, M Donnelly, C Herron; B McFall, S McRory; J Scullion, T McCann, E McCloskey; P Doherty, C McFall, K McKeegan

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