Reigning Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch and last year's All-Ireland winning captain Declan Hannon are two of the notable omissions from the Limerick starting 15 named for Sunday's Munster SHC round 5 showdown with Tipperary at Semple Stadium (throw-in 2pm).
Lynch has been surprisingly dropped to the bench by John Kiely, along with Gearoid Hegarty and Graeme Mulcahy, while Hannon's absence is believed to be injury-related. Dan Morrissey, Darragh O'Donovan, Shane Dowling and Seamus Flanagan are the four players called into the side.
Limerick (Munster SHC v Tipperary): Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Mike Casey, Richie English; Diarmaid Byrnes, Dan Morrissey, Paddy O’Loughlin; Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue; Shane Dowling, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Seamus Flanagan, Peter Casey.
Subs: Barry Hennessy, Conor Boylan, Tom Condon, Aaron Costello, Gearoid Hegarty, Cian Lynch, Graeme Mulcahy, Barry Nash, David Reidy, Colin Ryan, Pat Ryan.
Limerick (Munster MHC v Tipperary): Jack Franklin; Ronan Lyons, Michael Keane, Fergal O'Connor; Jimmy Quilty, Ethan Hurley, Adam Murrihy; Patrick Kirby, Patrick Reale; Liam Lynch, Cathal O’Neill, Cían Casey; Aidan O'Connor, Adam English, Patrick O'Donovan.
Subs: TJ Kelly, Michael Cremin, Sean Mortell, Darragh Casey, Odhran O'Dwyer, Brian O’Meara, Conor Hanley Clarke, Eddie Stokes, Diarmuid Hegarty.
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