Injury-hit Galvin back in frame for Limerick
LUCKLESS Limerick midfielder John Galvin has been included in the 34-strong Treaty panel for their upcoming McGrath Cup and league campaigns.
Galvin suffered successive serious knee injuries in recent years but has recovered sufficiently to take his place in Maurice Horan's squad with Galvin's Croom clubmates Stephen Lucey and Mark O'Riordan also included.
Seanie Buckley is the only player from county champions Dromcollogher-Broadford to be included while beaten county finalists Newcastle West have three players: Ian Corbett, Stephen Kelly and Mike O'Keeffe, in the squad.
Meath have made seven changes from the side that saw off Longford for tonight's visit of Louth to Navan.
Paddy O'Rourke returns between the posts while Caoimhin King starts at full-back after Donal Keoghan picked up a knock last Sunday.
Eoin Rigney replaces Paul McConway in the only change to the Offaly footballers for their clash with Athlone IT as Emmet McDonnell's charges look to build on their promising start to the year.
Elsewhere, Laois have made nine changes from the side that lost to the Faithful men. The midlanders need a win over Westmeath to keep their interest in the competition alive.
Cork dual star Damien Cahalane has thrown his lot in with the footballers for 2013 after making himself unavailable to Jimmy Barry-Murphy's hurlers for the upcoming campaign.
Meath (O'Byrne Cup SF v Louth) – P O'Rourke; D Dalton, C King, S Curran; C Rowe, E Harrington, S Crosby; C Gillespie, J Sheridan; M Collins, D Carroll, D McNamara; D McDonagh, P Byrne, B Sheridan.
Offaly (O'Byrne Cup SF v Athlone IT) – A Mulhall; D Hanlon, E Rigney, S Pender; B Darby, D Kelly, G Guilfoyle; A McNamee, R Dalton; R Brady, B Connor, E Carroll; M Mitchell, N McNamee, A Sullivan.
Laois (O'Byrne Cup SF v Westmeath) – E Culliton; C Healy, D Booth, P O'Leary; D Strong, J O'Loughlin, P O'Loughlin; C Begley, C Coss; R Munnelly, C Meredith, B Sheehan; MJ Tierney, P Clancy, A Doran.
Limerick (McGrath Cup SF squad) – P Browne, S Buckley, C Coady, G Collins, J Cooke, I Corbett, B Donnelly, J Galvin, S Kelly, P Kinnerk, A Lane, S Lavin, T Lee, S Lucey, J McCarthy, D Neville, B O'Brien, S O'Carroll, D O'Connor, E O'Connor, J O'Donovan, L O'Dwyer, M O'Keeffe, J O'Meara, M O'Riordan, D O'Sullivan, D Quaid, P Ranahan, J Riordan, I Ryan, B Scanlon, M Sheahan, S Sheehan, D Treacy.