O'Brien to face his native county

Former Limerick player Maurice O'Brien has been named in the Dublin team for tomorrow's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final clash with Limerick at Semple Stadium (throw-in 2pm).

Former Limerick player Maurice O'Brien has been named in the Dublin team for tomorrow's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final clash with Limerick at Semple Stadium (throw-in 2pm).

The Garryspillane man, who is now working in Dublin and playing club hurling for Faughs, comes into the Dubs' defence at wing-back as an indirect replacement for injured corner back Oisin Gough (broken thumb).

The inclusion of O'Brien, a two-time All-Ireland Under-21 winner with Limerick, sees Dublin captain Stephen Hiney move to the corner back slot.

For the Metropolitans' first ever quarter-final appearance, manager Anthony Daly has made three changes in personnel to the side that lost the Leinster final to Kilkenny.

Ross O'Carroll and David Sweeney will make their first starts of the season, at right half-forward and left half-forward respectively, as Shane Durkin and Kevin Flynn make way.

Teenage full-forward Liam Rushe is fit to start having recovered from the ankle injury he picked up in training last weekend.

Meanwhile, experienced defender Ronan Fallon, who has recently returned to full training following a foot injury, is expected to see some action as a substitute.

Dublin have never beaten Limerick in Senior Championship hurling, with the Shannonsiders winning the counties' fourth and most recent meeting - in the 2006 qualifiers - by 2-16 to 1-13.

The men from the capital are bidding to reach the All-Ireland semi-finals for the first time since 1948, when they made it through to the final by beating Antrim (8-13 to 2-06).

DUBLIN (SHC v Limerick) - G Maguire; N Corcoran, T Brady, S Hiney (capt); M O'Brien, J Boland, M Carton; J McCaffrey, A McCrabbe; R O'Carroll, L Ryan, D Sweeney; D O'Callaghan, L Rushe, D Treacy.

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