Keating back in for Shannonsiders

Owen Keating has been passed fit to play for Limerick in Sunday's Munster SFC semi-final against Cork (Gaelic Grounds, throw-in 4.00pm).

Owen Keating has been passed fit to play for Limerick in Sunday's Munster SFC semi-final against Cork (Gaelic Grounds, throw-in 4.00pm).

The former Limerick FC soccer star tore his hamstring when making his first start of the season in the NFL Division Two semi-final defeat to Louth in April.

He sat out the Shannonsiders' win over Clare in the first round of the Munster championship two and a half weeks ago, and is now set to return at right half-forward against the Rebels. Pat Ahern makes way.

That is the only change Limerick boss Mickey Ned O'Sullivan has made, although injuries have forced his hand. Team captain Muiris Gavin failed a fitness test last night on a leg injury, but has been included on the substitutes bench.

A cruciate knee ligament injury has Stephen Kelly, Limerick's top scorer last season, sidelined. Kelly missed his county's entire National League campaign.

Sunday's tussle is the first championship meeting between the counties since 2003 when Limerick came out on top with a 0-16 to 0-06 victory.

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