Saturday 18 November 2017

Cats debut for Murphy

KILKENNY will start tonight's plum Allianz Hurling League opener and big rematch with Tipperary with just eight of their starters from last year's All-Ireland final.

Four of them are in defence, where David Herity (Dunamaggin) gets the goalkeeper's slot and Danesfort's Paul Murphy makes his league debut at corner-back, with Jackie Tyrrell moving to centre-back and JJ Delaney at full-back.

Michael Rice and John Mulhall man the midfield with Michael Fennelly moving to lead the attack at centre-forward.

Kilkenny (SH v Tipperary) -- D Herity; J Dalton, JJ Delaney, P Murphy; T Walsh, J Tyrrell, PJ Delaney; M Rice, J Mulhall; R Hogan, M Fennelly, A Fogarty; C Fennelly, E Brennan, TJ Reid.

Irish Independent

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