John Donnelly will start ahead of Walter Walsh as Kilkenny welcome Wexford to UPMC Nowlan Park in a massive game to round out the Leinster senior hurling championship group stage.
With Huw Lawlor still missing through injury, Conor Delaney retains the full-back position with Alan Murphy set to start in the middle of the park alongside Adrian Mullen. Richie Reid starts at half-back and will captain Brian Cody’s side against Wexford.
Wexford need a win on Saturday to have any hope of continuing in the championship whereas a win for Kilkenny will see them through to this year’s Leinster final against Galway.
Should Dublin beat Galway and Wexford beat Kilkenny, then we’re looking at a very different scenario. We’ll be live from UPMC Nowlan Park at 6pm on Saturday to follow the game live.
Kilkenny team v Wexford
- Eoin Murphy, Glenmore
- Mikey Butler, O’Loughlin Gaels
- Conor Delaney, Erins Own
- Tommy Walsh, Tullaroan
- Michael Carey, Young Irelands
- Richie Reid (C), Shamrocks Ballyhale
- Paddy Deegan, O’Loughlin Gaels
- Alan Murphy, Glenmore
- Adrian Mullen, Shamrocks Ballyhale
- John Donnelly, Thomastown
- TJ Reid, Shamrocks Ballyhale
- Padraig Walsh, Tullaroan
- Cian Kenny, James Stephens
- Martin Keoghan, Tullaroan
- Eoin Cody, Shamrocks Ballyhale
Subs: Darren Brennan, Darragh Corcoran, David Blanchfield, Conor Browne, Conor Fogarty, Cillian Buckley, James Maher, Walter Walsh, Billy Ryan, Richie Leahy, Tom Phelan