Limerick stars in Qualifier conundrum

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Updated: July 6, 2011

Duel Limerick star Stephen Lucey is expected to line out for his county this coming weekend but it is so far unclear if he will line out for the footballers at 2pm or the hurlers at 7pm.

In a situation that is sure to annoy many Limerick supporters Lucey had hoped to be involved in the two games as the original plan was for one of the games to be moved back 24 hours to accommodate any duel players in the county.

This plan was halted when the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee blocked any attempts by the county to switch the games. Along with Lucey this ruling also means that Mark O’Riordan will also only be allowed to play in one of the games.

In the run up to the weekend both hurling manager Donal O’Grady and Maurice Horan have injury concerns. Speaking this morning O’Grady admitted that the quick time gap between their last game last weekend against Wexford is not ideal “The only problem we have is that we have a quick turnaround.

“We won’t have any time to plan for the next match but we’ll have to take that as it comes.

“Brian Geary came off with a slight groin problem, he’s had that for a while. Graeme Mulcahy hurt his ankle and Tom Condon, I’m not quite sure whether it’s his ankle or his shin. These will have to be looked at.”

One silver lining for the football team is the news that former captain Tom Stack is back in training with the squad. Stack made his last appearance for Limerick in 2005 and has since become an analyst for Limerick Live 95fm. He served notice of his intent this year with some good displays for his club side Dromcollogher-Broadford.

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