Four changes for Limerick

Limerick boss Richie Bennis has made four changes to his team for Sunday's NHL Division 1B tie with Galway (Gaelic Grounds, throw-in 2.30pm).

Limerick boss Richie Bennis has made four changes to his team for Sunday's NHL Division 1B tie with Galway (Gaelic Grounds, throw-in 2.30pm).

Paudie O'Dwyer has been forced to give up his wing-back berth owing to a knee injury, with Croom's Mark O'Riordan slotting into the Shannonsiders' defence.

Also at the back, Doon clubman Denis Moloney, who has been out of the county side since injuring his leg against Tipperary last summer, returns in the number-four jersey. Willie Walsh makes way.

Niall Moran has been rested due to his involvement with UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup this week, with James O'Brien earning a call-up at left half-forward, while the final alteration sees a return for fit-again forward Conor Fitzgerald in the left corner.

Fitzgerald replaces Barry Foley, who is nursing a groin injury.

Limerick are expected to be without injured defender O'Dwyer for the remainder of the league campaign.

The Kilmallock clubman is undergoing an MRI scan today to determine the seriousness of the knee injury he sustained against Tipperary two weeks ago, with fears that he may have cartilage damage.

LIMERICK (NHL v Galway) - B Murray; D Reale, S Lucey, D Moloney; P Lawlor, B Geary, M O'Riordan; M O'Brien, D O'Grady; M Fitzgerald, O Moran, J O'Brien; A O'Shaughnessy, S O'Connor, C Fitzgerald.

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