Derek Lyng is keeping things fresh in preseason with his second team of the Walsh Cup campaign released on Saturday evening.
Cillian Buckley, Walter Walsh and young player of the year Mikey Butler are named on the bench while Billy Drennan, John Donnelly and Bill Sheehan will lead the line from the off.
The Cats face Laois on Sunday afternoon where they will look to build on last weekend’s close-encounter win with Offaly. Throw-in is set for 2pm and you can hear the game in full as always on Scoreline, on air on KCLR or wherever you hear KCLR online.
Kilkenny team v Laois
- Darren Brennan, St Lachtains
- Niall Rowe, Dicksboro
- Huw Lawlor, O’Loughlin Gaels
- Evan Cody, Dicksboro
- Des Dunne, Danesfort
- David Blanchfield, Bennettsbridge
- Pádraig Walsh, Tullaroan
- Cian Kenny, James Stephens
- Alan Murphy, Glenmore
- Niall Brennan, Lisdowney
- Paul Cody, Clara
- Paddy Deegan, O’Loughlin Gaels
- Billy Drennan, Galmoy
- John Donnelly, Thomastown
- Bill Sheehan, Dicksboro
Substitutes: Aidan Tallis (Lisdowney), Niall Mullins (James Stephens), Mikey Butler (O’Loughlin Gaels), Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro), Daire O’Neill (Danesfort), Shane Staunton (Clara), Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon), Tom Phelan (Conahy Shamrocks), Ian Byrne (Glenmore), Gearóid Dunne (Tullaroan), Emmet Landy (Windgap).
Our coverage on Sunday begins at 1.30pm, live from Rathdowney GAA grounds, with thanks to Laharts, the home of Volkswagen and Skoda in Kilkenny.