Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has made three changes to the team who defeated Dublin in the Leinster SHC final last month for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Cork.
St. Lachtains clubman James Maher comes in for Darragh Corcoran at right half-back while Young Irelands’ Michael Carey starts for the first time in this year’s championship at the expense of Conor Browne on the opposite wing.
The only other personnel change to the Kilkenny side that retained their provincial crown three weeks ago sees Erin’s Own stalwart Conor Fogarty start at midfield with Martin Keoghan dropping to the substitutes bench.
Captain Adrian Mullen moves to right-half forward while John Donnelly will start at centre-forward.
Kilkenny team to face Cork, All-Ireland SHC semi-final, Sunday, August 8th, Croke Park, Throw-in 3.30 pm
1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)
2. Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)
3. Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels)
4. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)
5. James Maher (St. Lachtains)
6. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
7. Michael Carey (Young Irelands)
8. Conor Fogarty (Erin’s Own)
9. Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
10. Adrian Mullen (Captain) (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
11. John Donnelly (Thomastown)
12. Billy Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan)
13. Eoin Cody (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
14. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15. Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
16. Darren Brennan (St. Lachtains)
17. Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
18. Ciaran Wallace (Erin’s Own)
19. Conor Delaney (Erin’s Own)
20. Darragh Corcoran (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
21. Cillian uckley (Dicksboro)
22. Martin Keoghan (Tullaroan)
23. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
24. James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks)
25. Richie Hogan (Damesfort)
26. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)