David Breen will make his first competitive start of the year for Limerick in Sunday’s Munster hurling final against Cork.
Breen underwent surgery at the end of February to correct a long-standing knee complaint, returning to the panel on the run in to their semi-final win over Tipperary. The Na Piarsaigh hurler, who did not feature in Thurles last time out, has been selected at left corner-forward, replacing Séan Tobin. The inclusion of Breen is the only change to the team which scored a 2-18 to 2-16 win over the Premier County.
Cork have named an unchanged team, with Mark Ellis (knee) and Damien Cahalane (foot) overcoming fitness scares. Cahalane was a major doubt, having picked up a freak foot injury when stepping on a medical vial in the shower following the county’s Munster football final defeat by Kerry last weekend.
Mayo boss James Horan has wielded the axe for Sunday’s Connacht football decider against Galway, making four changes to the team which scraped past Roscommon in the penultimate round.
Tom Cunniffe’s failure to recover from an Achilles injury sees Chris Barrett named at corner-back, his first competitive start since last September’s All-Ireland final defeat by Dublin. Barry Moran is selected at midfield with Conor O’Shea dropping to bench and Aidan O’Shea moving to centre-forward. Barry Moran, handed his first championship start since the 2012 All-Ireland final, and Alan Dillon replace Diarmuid O’Connor and Alan Freeman in the full-forward line.
TIPPERARY (All-Ireland SHC qualifier v Offaly): D Gleeson; P Stapleton, P Maher, M Cahill; C Barrett, J Barry, B Maher; K Bergin, J Woodlock; G Ryan, P Maher, J O’Dwyer; N McGrath, S Callanan, L Corbett.
TYRONE (All-Ireland SFC qualifier v Armagh): N Morgan; A McCrory, R McNamee, PJ Quinn; R McNabb, M Donnelly, J McMahon; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; E McKenna, K Coney, C McGinley; McCurry, N McKenna, C McAliskey.
MAYO (Connacht SFC final v Galway): R Hennelly; C Barrett, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; S O’Shea, B Moran; K McLoughlin, A O’Shea, J Doherty; C O’Connor, A Moran, A Dillon.
GALWAY (SFC): M Breathnach; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Moore; G Bradshaw, G O’Donnell, P Varley; F O’Curraoin, T Flynnn; M Lundy, S Walsh, D Comer; P Conroy, E Hoare, D Cummins.
TIPPERARY (All-Ireland SFC qualifier v Laois): P Fitzgerald; G Mulhair, P Codd, C McDonald; C O’Riordan, R Kiely, P Acheson; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; P Austin, I Fahey, B Fox; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Grogan.
LIMERICK (All-Ireland SFC qualifier v Sligo): B Scanlon; M O’Riordan, J McCarthy, S O’Dea; I Corbett, P Browne, P Ranahan; T Lee, J Galvin; G Hegarty, D Neville, S Buckley; G Collins, K Phair, I Ryan.
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