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Cleary returns to Clare team as Kiely drops Morrissey

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*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly

Clare have made just one change to their starting team from that which suffered a thirteen point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday, Limerick have also made one alteration to their lineup.

Conor Cleary replaces David Fitzgerald for this weekend’s do or die Munster SHC tie with Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Cleary had been suspended for their opening round win over Waterford and made an appearance from the bench in the Tipperary loss.

Clonlara’s Ian Galvin is listed among the substitutes for the first time in a championship game this year having recovered from injury. He is included in the matchday panel at the expense of Michael O’Malley.

Limerick boss John Kiely has also announced his starting fifteen with Dan Morrissey dropped for the first time since 2015, ending a twelve game run. Patrickswell’s Diarmaid Byrnes is handed a jersey in his place with Kilmallock’s Paddy O’Loughlin retained on the other wing.

CLARE –
1. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)
2. Patrick O’Connor (Tubber) – Captain
3. David McInerney (Tulla)
4. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)
5. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
6. Jack Browne (Ballyea)
7. Conor Cleary (St. Joseph’s Miltown)
8. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)
9. Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
10. Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin)
11. Tony Kelly (Ballyea) Captain
12. Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe)
13. Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg Inis)
14. John Conlon (Clonlara)
15. Podge Collins (Cratloe)

Substitutes:
16. Andrew Fahy (Whitegate)
17. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
18. Aidan McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
19. Gary Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills)
20. Niall Deasy (Ballyea)
21. Ryan Taylor (Clooney-Quin)
22. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
23. Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
24. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
25. Michael O’Neill (Kilmaley)
26. Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)

LIMERICK –
1: Nicky Quaid (Effin)
2: Sean Finn (Bruff)
3: Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)
4: Richie English (Doon)
5: Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)
6: Declan Hannon (Adare)
7: Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock)
8: Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)
9: William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)
10: Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks)
11: Kyle Hayes (Kildimo-Pallaskenry)
12: Tom Morrissey (Ahane)
13: Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)
14: Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)
15: Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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