Championship season is here and with it comes the Kilkenny team to face Westmeath in the opening round of this year’s Bob O’Keeffe Cup.
Brian Cody has made just two changes to the starting fifteen that lined out against Cork in the league semi-final last month. Tullaroan’s Tommy Walsh replaces Conor Delaney at left cornerback while Adrian Mullen starts in midfield in place of Cillian Buckley.
Kilkenny team v Westmeath
Eoin Murphy, Glenmore
Mikey Butler, O’Loughlin Gaels
Huw Lawlor, O’Loughlin Gaels
Tommy Walsh, Tullaroan
Michael Carey, Young Irelands
Paddy Deegan, O’Loughlin Gaels
David Blanchfield, Bennettsbridge
Cian Kenny, James Stephens
Adrian Mullen, Shamrocks Ballyhale
Walter Walsh, Tullogher Rosbercon
Padraig Walsh, Tullaroan
Eoin Cody, Shamrocks Ballyhale
Billy Ryan, Graigue Ballycallan
Martin Keoghan, Tullaroan
Alan Murphy, Glenmore
Subs: Darren Brennan, Conor Delaney, Darren Mullen, Darragh Corcoran, Richie Reid, James Maher, Conor Browne, Cillian Buckley, TJ Reid, John Donnelly, Shane Walsh
Kilkenny are on the road to Mullingar on Saturday afternoon with throw-in at TEG Cusack Park scheduled for 6pm.
We’ll have live coverage of that game on-air, online and in app with thanks to Laharts Kilkenny.