Teams named for All-Ireland SHC semi-finals
Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has drafted Walter Walsh into his attack for Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Limerick.
Walsh is an indirect replacement for Cillian Buckley and the only change to the team that started against Cork in the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.
Limerick manager John Kiely has stuck with the tried and trusted for the match, naming the same XV that stormed to such an impressive win over Tipperary in the Munster SHC Final.
Meanwhile, Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has made two changes to the team that defeated Laois last time out for Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Wexford.
Barry Heffernan comes into the back-line in place of Alan Flynn while Ger Browne makes way at midfield for Michael Breen.
Kilkenny (v Limerick): Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, Huw Lawlor, Joey Holden; Conor Fogarty, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan; Conor Browne, Richie Leahy; John Donnelly, TJ Reid, Walter Walsh; Adrian Mullen, Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan.
Limerick (v Kilkenny): Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Mike Casey, Richie English; Diarmuid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey; Cian Lynch, William O’Donoghue; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Graeme Mulcahy, Peter Casey.
Tipperary (v Wexford): Brian Hogan; Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Barry Heffernan; Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher, Ronan Maher; Noel McGrath, Michael Breen; Dan McCormack, John O’Dwyer, Niall O’Meara; Jason Forde, Seamus Callanan, John McGrath.
Wexford (v Tipperary): TBC