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.
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
|3||Joey Holden||Ballyhale Shamrocks|
|4||Shane Prendergast (C)||Clara|
|6||Kieran Joyce||Rower Inistioge|
|7||Diarmuid Cody||James Stephens|
|9||Conor Fogarty||Erins Own|
|10||Walter Walsh||Tullogher Rosbercon|
|12||T J Reid||Ballyhale Shamrocks|
|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|
|24||James Maher||St Lachtain’s|
|25||Kevin Kelly||St Patrick’s|
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.