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Cody springs selection surprise for All-Ireland final as 22-year-old Kevin Kelly included

Kieran Joyce is also named in the XV.

Kevin Kelly is set to start on Sunday.
Kevin Kelly is set to start on Sunday.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

BRIAN CODY HAS named his Kilkenny team for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling championship final against Tipperary at Croke Park.

The starting XV shows two changes to the one which defeated Waterford in the semi-final replay with Kevin Kelly the surprise inclusion at corner-forward.

The 22-year-old has made just two substitute appearances this summer but is drafted in in place Mark Begin.

In the only other change in personnel, Kieran Joyce replaces Michael Fennelly.

The Cats are aiming to win their third successive championship title and the Liam MacCarthy Cup for a record 37th time.

Throw-in at GAA HQ is at 3.30pm.


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. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
9. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)

10. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
11. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)
12. Eoin Larkin (James Stephens)

13. Kevin Kelly (St Patricks)
14. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)


16. Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
17. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)
18. Robert Lennon (Bennettsbridge)
19. Diarmuid Cody (James Stephens)
20. Conor O’ Shea (Clara)
21. Lester Ryan (Clara)
22. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)
23. John Power (Carrickshock)
24. Mark Bergin (O’Loughlin Gaels)
25. Conor Martin (Emeralds)
26. Michael Malone (Mullinavat)

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