The countdown continues to Sunday’s All-Ireland final between Kilkenny and Limerick.
Fans ponder the panel, potential match-ups, and who will be in the starting 15 and beyond. Derek Lyng and Kilkenny will sweat over the fitness of David Blanchfield, with the 23-year-old apparently sustaining an injury in the semi-final victory over Clare.
Limerick were without Cian Lynch last year, however this year All-Star defender Richie English is set to miss out from the match-day squad due to injury. Possibly Declan Hannon also, so the question is how deep are Limericks reserves?
Speaking at the Limerick media day Dromin-Athlacca’s David Reidy said anybody called upon will be ready;
“We have unbelievable respect for everyone in the group, and John (Kiely) always says it. It’s the next man up. It’s unfortunate that Sean (Finn) and Declan (Hannon) went down, but last year was the same with Peter (Casey) and Cian (Lynch). “
“Everyone is ready, and whoever needs to step up is ready, and that’s a testament to the character of the group and the players in the group as well. “
“Obviously you want to get on the field as much as you can and try and contribute as much as you can, whether that be starting or coming off the bench. We are all going in the one direction, so whatever, little job you can do to help the team, I’ll try to do whatever the best I can.”
Listen back to the full interview on Scoreline Extra below: