Kilkenny team to face Waterford in Allianz Hurling League opener

Kilkenny get their 2016 Allianz Hurling League division 1A campaign off to a start this Sunday at 2pm in Walsh Park when they take on last year’s league champions Waterford.

Brian Cody named his first side of the league season after training tonight and it looks as follows.

WATCH: Brian Cody on facing Wateford, Tipperary in the league.

Notable absentees include Eoin Larking (still away on UN duty until later in the Spring) and Ger Aylward who’s on a potentially season long injury list having missed out on Glenmore’s Junior club All-Ireland hurling final.

James Stephens clubman Jackie Tyrrell has been named on the bench.

Kilkenny team to face Waterford

1 Eoin Murphy Glenmore
2 Paul Murphy Danesfort
3 Joey Holden Ballyhale Shamrocks
4 Shane Prendergast (C) Clara
5 Padraig Walsh Tullaroan
6 Kieran Joyce Rower Inistioge
7 Diarmuid Cody James Stephens
8 Cillian Buckley Dicksboro
9 Conor Fogarty Erins Own
10 Walter Walsh Tullogher Rosbercon
11 Richie Hogan Danesfort
12 T J Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks
13 Jonjo Farrell Thomastown
14 Colin Fennelly Ballyhale Shamrocks
15 Mark Kelly O’Loughlin Gaels
16 Richie Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks
17 Jackie Tyrrell James Stephens
18 Brian Kennedy St Lachtains
19 Conor O’Shea Clara
20 Robert Lennon Bennettsbridge
21 Lester Ryan Clara
22 Michael Malone Mullinavat
23 Conor Martin Emeralds
24 James Maher St Lachtain’s
25 Kevin Kelly St Patrick’s
26 John Power Carrickshock

SEE ALSO: Paul Murphy on Kilkenny’s league preparations for 2016


Diarmuid Cody plays in the No 7 shirt allowing Cillian Buckley into midfield where he replaces Michael Fennelly. Up front Jonjo Farrell replaces the injured Ger Aylward while Mark Kelly starts in place of Eoin Larkin who is on UN duty

We’ll have full commentary on air and online on Sunday from 2pm of Kilkenny v Waterford in round one of this year’s national hurling league, all with thanks to Countrystyle Foods.

Ken McGuire

A life-long Liverpool supporter and lover of hurling and local rugby, Ken writes and shoots for KCLR Fanzone and presents KCLR Drive, weekdays 3-5.30pm. He rambles about food too at

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