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.