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Kilkenny given injury boost for All-Ireland semi-final as Cody hands son first senior call-up

The Cats face Waterford on Sunday.

Michael Fennelly has recovered from injury to start in midfield.
Michael Fennelly has recovered from injury to start in midfield.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

BRIAN CODY HAS named his Kilkenny team to face Waterford in Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling championship semi-final at Croke Park.

Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power are both sidelined through injury but Michael Fennelly returns to the midfield after missing the Leinster final win over Galway.

Tyrrell suffered a stress fracture to his ankle at training last month and is replaced at corner back by Shane Prendergast while John Power drops to the bench.

Richie Power has yet to feature this summer because of a knee complaint and this weekend comes to soon for the Carrickshock full-forward.

Diarmuid Cody, son of manager Brian, has been handed a call-up to the senior panel for the first time after starring for the Cats’ under 21 side earlier in the season.

Conor Martin is also drafted in and will start on the bench.

The game throws-in at 3.30pm on Sunday and is live on Sky Sports.

Kilkenny:

1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)
3. Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
4. Shane Prendergast (Clara)

5. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
6. Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge)
7. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)

8. Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
9. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)

10. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
11. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)
12. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)

13. Ger Aylward (Glenmore)
14. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15. Eoin Larkin (James Stephens)

Subs: 

16. Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
17. Michael Walsh (Young Irelands)
18. Robert Lennon (Bennettsbridge)
19. Diarmuid Cody (James Stephens)
20. Lester Ryan (Clara)
21. Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge)
22. John Power (Carrickshock)
23. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)
24. Matthew Ruth (James Stephens)
25. Mark Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels)
26. Conor Martin (Emeralds)

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