The Kilkenny team heading to Parc Ui Rinn on Saturday night in search of a third straight league victory from four games was announced on Friday night. The Cats are set to take on Cork under the lights at 7pm.
Having recovered from their opening round defeat to Waterford in this year’s Allianz National Hurling League, Kilkenny have seen off Tipperary and Galway in recent weeks at Nowlan Park while Cork suffered their third defeat in a row at the hands of Dublin last week on a 4-21 to 2-17 scoreline.
Brian Cody hasn’t been afraid to change things up and made no fewer than five changes last time out against Galway, including a start for James Stephens club man Jackie Tyrrell, with Shane Prendergast swapping sides for Paul Murphy.
This time out we’ve three changes. Jackie Tyrrell returns to the bench as Paul Murphy takes up a starting position, returning Shane Prendergast back to number 4. Diarmuid Cody rejoins the starting line up in the middle of the park alongside Conor Fogarty as Lester Ryan makes for the bench while James Maher is replaced in the forward line by Conor Martin.
Kilkenny Team vs Cork
1,Richie Reid,Ballyhale Shamrocks
3,Joey Holden,Ballyhale Shamrocks
6,Kieran Joyce,Rower Inistioge
7,Cillian Buckley ,Dicksboro
8,Conor Fogarty,Erins Own
9,Diarmuid Cody,James Stephens
10,Colin Fennelly,Ballyhale Shamrocks
11,T J Reid,Ballyhale Shamrocks
13,Walter Walsh,Tullogher Rosbercon
15,Kevin Kelly,St Patricks
17,Jackie Tyrrell,James Stephens
18,Brian Kennedy,St Lachtains
19,Conor O Shea,Clara
21,James Maher,St Lachtains
KCLR will have live commentary and analysis of Kilkenny v Cork at Parc Ui Rinn both on air and online from 7pm Saturday all with thanks to Countrystyle Foods, Granagh, Kilmacow – “as local as it gets”.