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Michael Scully

Kyle Hayes to fill Hannon role for Limerick as teams named for All-Ireland SHC semi-finals

Kyle Hayes has been moved to centre back by Limerick and Gearoid Hegarty to wing back as a result of skipper Declan Hannon's knee injury for tomorrow's All-Ireland SHC semi-final clash with Galway.

Limerick boss Liam Kiely is without the influential Hannon and cruciate victim Sean Finn for the Croke Park encounter (6pm) as the Treaty men seek a fifth All-Ireland final appearance in six years - and chase the four-in-a-row.

Hegarty has played in the half-back line before, at under-21 and college level, and is named to take Hayes' left wing-back slot.

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Cian Lynch is pencilled in to start for the first time since May 21 - he missed the county's latest Munster final triumph as he recovered from an ankle issue. Graeme Mulcahy makes way for Peter Casey.

Galway named their team on Thursday with Henry Shefflin sticking with the same line-up that overcame Tipperary in the last eight, although replacement Jason Flynn is ruled out with a hamstring injury.

For Sunday's semi-final, Leinster champions Kilkenny are boosted by the return of Ballyhale Shamrocks pair Richie Reid and Adrian Mullen at centre-back and midfield respectively, having missed the provincial final against Galway (Reid through concussion, Mullen with a thumb injury).

Martin Keogan has been named to start after a hamstring issue forced him to come off in the first half of the Leinster decider.

Meanwhile Clare boss Brian Lohan has named Conor Cleary, David McInerney and John Conlon to start at Headquarters as the Banner look for revenge for their defeat to the Cats at the same stage last year.

Cleary has recovered from a dislocated shoulder that he sustained against Clare seven weeks ago and that forced him to miss the Munster final loss to Limerick and the All-Ireland quarter-final victory over Dublin, and he resumes at full-back.

Conlon was withdrawn in the Dublin game due to a head injury but is reunited in the Banner's half-back line with McInerney, with the duo replacing Darragh Lohan and Seadna Morey.

Shane O'Donnell has also shaken off the injury he suffered against Dublin and is fit to start.

Limerick (SH v Galway): N Quaid; M Casey, D Morrissey, B Nash; D Byrnes, K Hayes, G Hegarty; W O'Donoghue, D O'Donovan; D Reidy, C Lynch, T Morrissey; A Gillane, S Flanagan, P Casey.

Subs: D McCarthy, C Boylan, R Connolly, A Costello, C Coughlan, A English, R English, G Mulcahy, B Murphy, C O'Neill, O O'Reilly.

Clare (SH v Kilkenny): E Quilligan; A Hogan, C Cleary, R Hayes; D Ryan, J Conlon, D McInerney; C Malone, D Fitzgerald; P Duggan, T Kelly, R Taylor; I Galvin, S O'Donnell, M Rodgers.

Subs: E Foudy, A Shanagher, C Galvin, C Nolan, D Lohan, D Reidy P Crotty, P Flanagan, R Mounsey, S Morey, S Meehan.

Kilkenny (SH v Clare): E Murphy; M Butler, H Lawlor, T Walsh; D Blanchfield, R Reid, P Deegan; C Fogarty, A Mullen; T Phelan, M Keoghan, J Donnelly; B Ryan, TJ Reid, E Cody.

Subs: D Brennan, C Delaney, C Buckley, P Walsh, D Corcoran, A Murphy, C Kenny, T Clifford, W Walsh, R Hogan, B Drennan.

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