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Galway Make One Change As Starting XVs Named For Hurling Final

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The managers of the county’s contesting the All-Ireland Hurling final on Sunday have named their starting teams.

Current champions Galway have made one change from their semi-final replay win over Clare.

Micheál Donoghue has opted to start centre back Gearoid McInerney, who missed that game due to an injury sustained in the previous drawn encounter.

Otherwise, it’s as you were for the Tribesmen, with Niall Burke dropping to the bench for the encounter at Croke Park.

Meanwhile, Limerick have named an unchanged side from their semi-final win over Cork. John Kiely’s charges are seeking their first championship since 1973, and with the likes of Shane Dowling and Pat Ryan among the available substitutes, the Shannonsiders will be hopeful of claiming the Liam MacCarthy.

Galway Starting XV:

1. James Skehill
2. Adrian Tuohy
3. Daithi Burke
4. John Hanbury
5. Padraic Mannion
6. Gearoid McInerney
7. Aidan Harte
8. Johnny Coen
9. David Burke (Capt.)
10. Joseph Cooney
11. Joe Canning
12. Johnny Glynn
13. Conor Whelan
14. Conor Cooney
15. Cathal Mannion

Limerick Starting XV:

1. Nickie Quaid
2. Sean Finn
3. Mike Casey
4. Richie English
5. Diarmuid Byrnes
6. Declan Hannon
7. Dan Morrissey
8. Darragh O’Donovan
9. Cian Lynch
10. Tom Morrissey
11. Kyle Hayes
12. Gearóid Hegarty
13. Aaron Gillane
14. Séamus Flanagan
15. Graeme Mulcahy

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