Thursday 25 December 2014

Three changes for Kilkenny as Tommy Walsh drops to the bench

Published 04/07/2014 | 21:04

Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh
Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh

Tommy WALSH returns to the bench and Henry Shefflin is still not ready to start as Kilkenny regroup to take on defending champions Dublin in Sunday’s Leinster senior hurling final.

Brian Cody has made three changes since last week’s replay victory over Galway.

David Herity, who replaced injured goalkeeper Eoin Murphy last week, retains the number one jersey, even though Murphy is fit enough to take his place on the bench.

Walter Walsh replaces Tommy Walsh in the half-forward line and the other change is also in the forwards where John Power comes in for Aidan Fogarty.

Anthony Daly’s side have just the one expected change as they bid for the county’s first back-to-back titles since 1940-41.

Fit-again Danny Sutcliffe returns at wing-forward and Colm Cronin moves into the corner to replace the injured Mark Schutte.

Galway have three changes for their do-or-die All-Ireland SHC qualifier with Tipperary in Thurles tonight (7.0).

Johnny Coen, Padraig Brehony and Cathal Mannion, who all came off the bench a week ago, are all back in to start, at the expense of Paul Killeen, Joe Cooney and Niall Burke.

Wexford boss Liam Dunne has called up Oulart-The-Ballagh trio Eoin Moore, David Redmond and Garrett Sinnott for their big qualifier clash with All-Ireland champions Clare and Andrew Shore, Diarmuid O’Keeffe and Jack Guiney lose out.

DUBLIN (SH v Kilkenny)  – A Nolan; S Durkin, P Kelly, P Schutte; S Hiney, L Rushe, M Carton; J Boland, J McCaffrey; R O’Dwyer, A McCrabbe, D Sutcliffe; D O’Callaghan, C Keaney, C Cronin.

KILKENNY (SH v Dublin)– D Herity; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; J Holden, B Hogan, C Buckley; R Hogan, C Fogarty; W Walsh, P Walsh, TJ Reid;C Fennelly, E Larkin, J Power.

GALWAY (SH v Tipperary) – C Callana; F Moore, R Burke, D Collins; J Coen, Daithi Burke, I Tannian; A Smith, P Brehony; David Burke, J Canning, C Cooney; C Mannion, J Glynn, J Flynn.

WEXFORD (SH v Clare) – M Fanning; L Ryan, M O’Hanlon, K Rossiter; E Moore, L Chin, C Kenny; D Redmond, H Kehoe; G Sinnoott, P Doran, L Og McGovern; P Morris, C McDonald, R Jacob.

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