Senior hurlers face the Model County this Sunday

Limerick senior hurlers will try to get their 2014 Championship back on track this Sunday when they face Wexford in the All Ireland quarter final in Thurles, throw-in at 2pm. The Shannonsiders lost their Munster crown to Cork last Sunday week in Pairc Uí Chaoimh, but can still make the All Ireland semi-final if they beat a resurgent Wexford at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Manager T. J. Ryan and his management team have been using the time since the Munster Final defeat to look at areas of their game where they were punished by Cork, and when they step out onto the Semple turf on Sunday they will give Wexford a searching examination as they attempt to reach the All Ireland semi-final for the second year in a row. While the Model County were very impressive in their last two games, knocking out the 2013 champions Clare, and then Waterford last weekend, Ryan is confident that his charges have the ability to win, as there was very little between Limerick and Cork in the Munster Final, and the elimination of the second half mistakes which cost them that game will give them every chance of reaching the last four.

Sunday’s game will be preceded by the All Ireland Minor Hurling Cham-pionship, which will be played at 12 noon between Dublin and the losing county in Tuesday night’s Limerick v Waterford game, the result of which was not known at the time of going to press.