Cian Lynch has been named at centre forward on the Limerick team for tomorrow’s All Ireland senior hurling semi-final against Galway at Croke Park.
With injured skipper Declan Hannon absent, Kyle Hayes has been picked at centre-back and Gearoid Hegarty at left half-back.
The Galway selection sees Daithi Burke and Gearoid McInerney swap positions, with Burke wearing the number 3 jersey and McInerney selected at centre-back.
Both Conor Cleary and John Conlon have been named at full and centre back respectively in the Clare team to play Kilkenny in Sunday’s semi-final. Cleary has been battling a shoulder problem and his participation remains in doubt.
Aidan McCarthy has not been listed in the matchday squad.
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No word on the Kilkenny team yet but we have caught up with Derek Lyng ahead of the game, who states last year’s semi-final accounts for nothing;
“You look at everything, obviously, you look back in last year’s game and you look at all this year’s games. But really for us, it doesn’t count. I mean the team performed really well last year and the challenge is can we get up to that level and even surpass that again this year I think that’s what’s going to be required.”
“I think Claire has improved and I think we’ll need to improve as well. That’s the reality. I suppose you don’t know what you’re going to get on the day so it’s about trying to bring forward the form that lads have shown in training and bring that into a game situation.”
hear from Derek Lyng tomorrow on Scoreline from 2pm along with the like of All Ireland winners Eoin Larkin, PJ Ryan, Jamesie O’Connor & more
We are inviting people to Join KCLR and the Scoreline team live from Brogans Bar & Yard in Kilkenny tonight night, for a very special preview show, and we will be giving away tickets to the match to some lucky folks in attendance.