Limerick show two changes for qualifier with Dublin

All Star corner back Séamus Hickey and the talented Declan Hannon, both return for the match

Limerick manager TJ Ryan makes two changes to the team that overcame Westmeath last week for Saturday's All-Ireland qualifier round two meeting with Dublin in Thurles.

Two of the big omissions from the last day, All Star corner back Séamus Hickey and the talented Declan Hannon, both return for the match in place of respectively Tom Condon, who has a shoulder injury and at centre forward, Seán Tobin.

Dublin have announced an unchanged team for the trip to Semple Stadium where they defeated their opponents on the last occasion they met in championship, the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-final.

Ger Cunningham names Liam Rushe in his All Star position at centre back where he played in last weekend's win over Laois.


Westmeath make one change from the side that sensationally overhauled Meath in the Leinster semi-final 3-19 to 2-18. John Connellan, an influential replacement during that match, has been named by manager Tom Cribbin at right corner forward in place of Lorcan Smyth.

Galway show three changes from the team that Mayo defeated last month in Salthill. Gareth Bradshaw, Peadar Ó Gríofa and in goal Brian O'Donoghue are included in the side to face Armagh. They replace Patrick Sweeney, Danny Cummins and Manus Breathnach. Seán Denvir switches from wing back to wing forward.

Tyrone goalkeeper Michael O’Neill is injured and is replaced by Ireland international rules panellist Niall Morgan. Mickey Harte makes another enforced change with Joe McMahon replacing his injured brother Justin defence for the visit of Meath. Captain Seán Cavanagh will equal Conor Gormley’s record 75 championship appearances for the county.

Tipperary bring in four of this year's under-21 All-Ireland finalists for Saturday's football qualifier against Louth. Jimmy Feehan from Killenaule makes his senior championship debut at corner back, while Ian Fahey from Clonmel Commercials lines out at centrefield where manager Peter Creedon has lost his first choice pairing George Hannigan and Steven O'Brien to injury.

Also introduced are Liam Casey and Kevin O’Halloran.

LIMERICK (SHQ v Dublin): Nickie Quaid; Seamus Hickey, Richie McCarthy, Seanie O'Brien; Paudie O'Brien, Gavin O'Mahony, Wayne McNamara; Paul Browne, James Ryan; David Breen, Declan Hannon, Shane Dowling; Graeme Mulcahy, Kevin Downes, Cian Lynch.

DUBLIN (SHQ): Gary Maguire; Niall Corcoran, Cian O'Callaghan, Paul Schutte; Chris Cummey, Liam Rushe, Shane Barrett; Johnny McCaffrey, Ryan O'Dwyer; Cian Boland, Eamon Dillon, Danny Sutcliffe; Paul Ryan, Conal Keaney, Mark Schutte.

WESTMEATH (SFC v Dublin): Darren Quinn; Killian Daly, Kevin Maguire, John Gilligan; Paddy Holloway, Kieran Martin, James Dolan; Denis Corroon, Darragh Daly; Ger Egan, Paul Sharry, Ray Connellan; John Connellan, John Heslin, Shane Dempsey.

GALWAY (SFQ v Armagh): Brian O'Donoghue; Johnny Duane, Finian Hanley, Cathal Sweeney; Liam Silke, Gary O'Donnell, Gareth Bradshaw; Fiontan O'Curraoin, Tomas Flynn; Gary Sice, Paul Conroy, Sean Denvir; Peadar Og O'Griofa, Damien Comer, Michael Lundy.

TYRONE (SFQ v Meath): Niall Morgan; Aidan McCrory, Ronan McNamee, Cathal McCarron; Ronan McNabb, Joe McMahon, Peter Harte; Colm Cavanagh, Matthew Donnelly; Tiernan McCann, Ronan O'Neill, Rory Brennan; Darren McCurry, Seán Cavanagh (capt.), Connor McAliskey. Subs: Seán Fox, Mark Bradley, Conor Clarke, Richard Donnelly, Peter Hughes, Danny McBride, Conall McCann, Pádraig McNulty, Cathal McShane, Patrick Quinn, Barry Tierney.

TIPPERARY (SFQ v Louth): Evan Comerford; Ciarán McDonald, Paddy Codd (capt), Jimmy Feehan; Séamus Kennedy, Peter Acheson, Alan Campbell; Colin O'Riordan, Ian Fahey; Brian Fox, Conor Sweeney, Liam Casey; Kevin O'Halloran, Michael Quinlivan, Philip Austin.

CORK (SHQ v Clare): Anthony Nash; Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell, Brian Murphy; Aidan Walsh, Mark Ellis, Cormac Murphy; Daniel Kearney, Bill Cooper; Conor Lehane, Patrick Cronin, Brian Lawton; Alan Cadogan, Seamus Harnedy, Patrick Horgan. Subs: Patrick Collins, Shane O'Neill, William Kearney, Killian Burke, Aidan Ryan, Rob O'Shea, Stephen Moylan, Paudie O'Sullivan, Luke O'Farrell, Jamie Coughlan, Darren McCarthy.

Seán Moran

Seán Moran

Seán Moran is GAA Correspondent of The Irish Times