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Two Kilkenny changes, one apiece for Wexford, Carlow and Offaly for Leinster U21 showdowns

Kilkenny take on Carlow tomororw night in Netwatch Cullen Park.

Dublin and Kilkenny players in opposition last month.
Dublin and Kilkenny players in opposition last month.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated 13.30pm

KILKENNY MAKE TWO changes for tomorrow night’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U21 hurling semi-final against Carlow from the team that defeated Dublin in last month’s quarter-final tie.

Enda Morrissey and Brian Troy are the newcomers into the half-back line at centre-back and left half-back respectively.

Morrissey came on in the victory over Dublin while Troy came to prominence earlier this year on the UL team that lifted the Fitzgibbon Cup against Waterford IT. Conor Martin was another Kilkenny player on that victorious side.

Positional changes see Paddy Deegan switch to midfield, Conor Martin move to wing-forward, Ciarán Ryan go to full-forward and Liam Blanchfield is pushed in to corner-forward.

Diarmuid Cody and Chris Bolger are the two players that make way.

Kilkenny

1. Darren Brennan (St. Lachtains)

2. Conor Delaney (Erin’s Own)
3. Ciarán Wallace (Erin’s Own)
4. Evan Cody (Dicksboro) (Capt)

5. Jason Cleere (Bennettstbridge)
6. Enda Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)
7. Brian Troy (Emeralds)

8. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)
9. Mark Mansfield (Mullinavat)

10. Conor Martin (Emeralds)
11. Willie Brennan (Fenians)
12. James Maher (St Lachtain’s)

13. Liam Hickey (St Lachtain’s)
14. Ciarán Ryan (Rower/Inistioge)
15. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)

Subs
16. Daragh Holohan (Dicksboro)
17. Huw Lawler (O’Loughlin Gaels)
18. Rob Moran (Erin’s Own)
19. Kevin Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
20. Luke Scanlon (James Stephens)
21. Niall Mullins (James Stephens)
22. Tom Phelan (Conahy Shamrocks)
23. Jack McGrath (James Stephens)
24. Séan Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Opponents Carlow have made one change for the game with Kevin McDonald, who shot 0-7 against Laois when introduced in that quarter-final clash, named at full-forward with Ayrton Gleeson making way.

Carlow

1. Jack Barron (Erin’s Own)

2. Sean Whelan (Ballinkillen)
3. Luke Roche (Mount Leinster Rangers)
4. Michael Malone (Mount Leinster Rangers)

5. Jack Murphy (Mount Leinster Rangers)
6. Ger Coady (St Mullins)
7. Michael O’Grady (Mount Leinster Rangers)

8. Diarmuid Byrne (Mount Leinster Rangers)
9. Conor Fenlon (Mount Leinster Rangers)

10. Martin Kavanagh (St Mullins)
11. Dion Wall (Ballinkillen)
12. Peter Shaw (Naomh Bríd)

13. James Doyle (St Mullin)
14. Kevin McDonald (Mount Leinster Rangers)
15. Ted Joyce (Mount Leinster Rangers)

Conor McDonald 23/8/2014 Wexford hurler Conor McDonald Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Wexford have made two changes for their last four bout with Offaly, which will be broadcast live on TG4, as Gavin Bailey replaces Tony French and James Cash comes in for Sam Kelly

Wexford

1. Oliver O’Leary

2. Simon Donohoe
3. Liam Ryan
4. Eoin Conroy

5. Jim White
6. Padraig Foley
7. Jack O’Connor

8. Conor Devitt
9. Gavin Bailey

10. Andrew Kenny
11. Kevin Foley
12. James Cash

13. Peter Sutton
14. Conor McDonald
15. Shane Murphy

General view of O'Connor Park O'Connor Park will host tomorrow night's clash between Offaly and Wexford. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Offaly have made just the one change from their quarter-final win over Westmeath with Cathal Mahon coming in at midfield instead of Seir Kieran club man Kevin Dunne, who is unavailable.

Offaly

1. Kevin O’Connor (Kinnitty)

2. Darragh Corbett (Shannonbridge)
3. Daniel Doughan (Shinrone)
4. Paddy Rigney (Kinnitty)

5. Ger Crowe (Tullamore)
6. Conor Doughan (Capt) (Shinrone)
7. Cillian Kiely (Kilcormac/Killoughey)

8. Cathal Mahon (Kilcormac/Killoughey)
9. Padraig Guinan (Drumcullen)

10. Matthew Maloney (St Rynagh’s)
11. Johnny O’Toole Greene (Shamrocks)
12. Joe Maher (Belmont)

13. Adrian Cleary (Shinrone)
14. Emmet Nolan (Birr)
15. Dylan Murray (Kilcormac/Killoughey)

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