DJ says the main ambition of the management Team is to have the squad prepared for the Challenges of Senior.
Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey will take the reigns of the county's U21 setup for 2018.
Following a jam-packed weekend of hurling action in Kilkenny, take a look at Michael O'Leary's team of the week.
Listen to commentary of Glenmore and Graigue Ballycallan live on KCLR in the Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Championships semi-final.
Listen to commentary of Tullaroan and St. Patrick's Ballyragget in the Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final at Nowlan Park.
Bennettsbridge and St Martins will slug it out this weekend
Fennelly was responding to comments made by Eddie O'Connor over the past few weeks
This replay is set to be as tight as the first day and its very hard to pick a winner
Its set to be a ding dong battle between the two sides in Sundays Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Saturday makes for a busy day in Kilkenny with three quarter-final replays in the Kilkenny senior hurling championships to be decided.