Kingdom ring the changes for Limerick clash

Bryan Sheehan, Anthony Maher and Aidan O’Mahony make their first starts of the year for Kerry in tomorrow’s McGrath Cup semi-final against Limerick at Fitzgerald Stadium.

Sheehan and Maher reunite at midfield for the first time since last August’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final defeat to Donegal, replacing Kieran Donaghy and Johnny Buckley while O’Mahony is at full-back in place of Michael Moloney. Kerry’s other changes see Brian Kelly, who played in the first game against IT Tralee, come back into goal for Brendan Kealy while James O’Donoghue replaces Kieran O’Leary in attack. Limerick have made three changes — Michael Sheahan, Dara Treacy and Derry O'Connor all start with Mark Riordan, James O'Meara and the injured Ger Collins missing out.

Dublin have recalled some of their big guns for the O’Byrne Cup semi-final with Louth in Drogheda. Stephen Cluxton, Ger Brennan, Denis Bastick, Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan return.

In hurling, Limerick’s Waterford Crystal game game against Mary I at 11.30am today has been moved from Bruff to Kilmallock.

DUBLIN (O’Byrne Cup SF v Louth): S Cluxton (Parnells); D Daly (Fingal Ravens), T Brady (Na Fianna), D Nelson (Ballyboden St Enda’s); C Guckian (St Jude’s), G Brennan (St Vincent’s), J McCaffrey (Clontarf); D O’Mahony (Ballyboden St Enda’s), D Bastick (Synge St Templeogue); E Ó Conghaile (Lucan Sarsfields), D Connolly (St Vincent’s), P Quinn (Na Fianna); P Hudson (Thomas Davis), P Andrews (St Brigid’s), B Brogan (St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh).

KERRY (McGrath Cup SF v Limerick): B Kelly (Legion); M Ó Sé (An Gaeltacht), A O’Mahony (Rathmore), F Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes); J Lyne (Legion), J Sherwood (Firies), K Young (Renard); A Maher (Duagh), B Sheehan (St Mary’s); M Geaney (Dingle), D O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar), M O’Donoghue (Spa); J O’Donoghue (Legion), P Curtin (Moyvane), P Geaney (Dingle).

KERRY (Waterford Crystal Cup SH v IT Tralee): B Rochford (Killeagh, Cork); P O’Keeffe (Glenflesk), R Horgan (St Brendan’s), P Costello (Ballyduff); T Barrett (Causeway), T Murnane (Kilmoyley), D O’Connell (Abbeydorney); D Dineen (St Brendan’s), D Fitzell (Kilmoyley); PJ Conolly (Ballyduff), B O’Leary (Abbeydorney), W O’Dwyer (Mullinavat, Kilkenny); S Nolan (Crotta O’Neills), A Boyle (Ballyduff), D Collins (Kilmoyley).

WATERFORD (Waterford Crystal Cup SH v UL): S O’Keeffe (Ballygunner); S Daniels (De La Salle), L Lawlor (Fourmilewater), N Connors (Passage); P Prendergast (Lismore), M Walsh (Stradbally), K Moran (De Le Salle); R Foley (Abbeyside), S O’Sullivan (Ballygunner); D Twomey (De La Salle), S Prendergast (Ardmore), R Barry (Lismore); J Dillon (De La Salle), S Walsh (Fourmilewater), B O’Sullivan (Ballygunner).

KILDARE (O’Byrne Cup SF v Offaly): S Connolly (St Laurence’s); O Lyons (Celbridge), M Foley (Athy), H McGrillen (Celbridge); E Bolton (Eadestown), M Conway (Nurney), E O’Flaherty (Carbury); G White (Sarsfields), P O’Neill (St Laurence’s); B Flanagan (Johnstownbridge), C McNally (Johnstownbrige), M O’Flaherty (Carbury); R Kelly (Straffan), T O’Connor (Clane), D Flynn (Johnstownbridge).

LIMERICK (McGrath Cup SF v Kerry): B Scanlon (Gerald Griffins); C Coady (Na Piarsaigh), J McCarthy (St Kieran’s), M Sheahan (Fr Caseys); S Lavin (Adare), P Browne (Fr Caseys), P Ranahan (Ballysteen); T Lee (Ballylanders), B O'Brien (Bruff); J Riordan (Fr Caseys), D Treacy (St Kieran’s), S O'Carroll (Cappagh/Kircornan); E O'Connor (St Mary’s/Sean Finns), D O'Connor (Fr Caseys), I Ryan (St Senan’s).

LIMERICK (Waterford Crystal Cup SH v Mary Immaculate College): N Quaid (Effin); T Condon (Knockaderry), R McCarthy (Blackrock), S O’Neill (South Liberties); C King (Na Piarsaigh), W McNamara (Adare), G O’Mahony (Kilmallock); D O’Grady (Granagh/Ballingarry), J Ryan (Garryspillane); D Breen (Na Piarsaigh), C Allis (Croom), N Moran (Ahane); S Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), K Downes (Na Piarsaigh), S Tobin (Murroe/Boher).

LOUTH (O’Byrne Cup SF v Dublin): N Gallagher (Cooley Kickhams); J Bingham (St Mary’s), B Mulligan (St Jospeh’s), J Carr (Newtown Blues); D Byrne (St Mochta’s), L Shevlin (Dreadnots), A Reid (Mattock Rangers); C Rafferty (Cooley Kickhams), R Carroll (St Mary’s); S McCann (Cúchulainn Gaels), J McEneaney (Geraldines), R Moore (Ó Raghallaighs); D Reid (Mattock Rangers), E O’Connor (St Patrick’s), D O’Connor (St Patrick’s).

OFFALY (O’Byrne Cup SF v Kildare): A Mulhall (Walsh Island); B Darby (Rhode), E Rigney (Rhode), S Pender (Edenderry); D Hanlon (Edenderry), D Kelly (Edenderry), G Guilfoyle (Clara); A McNamee (Rhode), R Dalton (Edenderry); R Brady (Clara), B Connor (Walsh Island), E Carroll (Cappincur); M Mitchell (Clara), N McNamee (Rhode), A Sullivan (Rhode).

TYRONE (Dr McKenna Cup SF v Fermanagh): J Devine (Errigal Ciarán); A McCrory (Errigal Ciarán), C McCarron (Dromore St Dympna’s), C Gormley (Carrickmore St Colmcille’s); C Clarke (Omagh St Enda’s), Joe McMahon (Omagh St Enda’s), R McKenna (Eglish); P Kane (Coalisland), S Cavanagh (Moy); K Gallagher (Newtownstewart St Eugene’s), M Penrose (Carrickmore St Colmcille’s), J Lafferty (Urney); D Curry (Edendork), S O’Neill (C na nGael), C McAlliskey (Clonoe O’Rahillys).

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