Limerick recall duo for Antrim clash

Paudie O'Dwyer and Pat Tobin have been called upon by Limerick for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC qualifier clash with Antrim - Limerick's first championship date with the Saffrons since 1996.

Paudie O'Dwyer and Pat Tobin have been called upon by Limerick for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC qualifier clash with Antrim - Limerick's first championship date with the Saffrons since 1996.

O'Dwyer replaces Mark Foley at left-corner back for the Joe McKenna-managed Shannonsiders, while Tobin, a substitute in Limerick's Munster SHC quarter-final replay loss to Tipperary, comes in at right half-forward.

McKenna's side, who are favoured to come out of the qualifiers' Group A, will fly up to Belfast on Saturday morning for the 2.30pm throw-in at Casement Park, and return back to Shannon airport in the evening.

Antrim have welcomed back experienced forward Brian McFall for their opening qualifier. He returns at left corner forward, replacing Joey Scullion after a lengthy period on the sidelines with a knee injury.

The Saffrons' one other change sees Karl Stewart replace Michael Herron on the left side of the half-forward line.

LIMERICK (SHC v Antrim): T Houlihan; D Reale, S Lucey, P O'Dwyer; O Moran, B Geary, P Lawlor; P O'Grady, D O'Grady; P Tobin, N Moran, A O'Shaughnessy; D Ryan, TJ Ryan, D Sheehan.

ANTRIM: DD Quinn; M Kettle, G Bell, C Hamill; G Cunningham, J Campbell, M McCambridge; P Richmond, M Scullion; K McKeegan, K Kelly, K Stewart; J McIntosh, J Connolly, B McFall.

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