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Brian Cody's son at heart of Kilkenny defence in U21 team to face Dublin

The sides clash tomorrow night in Parnell Park.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

BRIAN CODY’S SON Diarmuid will line out at the heart of the Kilkenny defence tomorrow night in the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U21 quarter-final against Dublin.

Manager Brian Ryan has named the son of the Cats senior boss at centre-back for the clash in Parnell Park.

There are four graduates from the Kilkenny side that won last year’s All-Ireland minor hurling title in the starting fifteen in goalkeeper Darren Brennan, corner-back Conor Delaney, wing-back Jason Cleere and wing-forward Liam Blanchfield.

Kilkenny

1. Darren Brennan (St. Lachtains)

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

5. Jason Cleere (Bennettstbridge)
6. Diarmuid Cody (James Stephens)
7. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)

8. James Maher (St. Lachtains)
9. Mark Mansfield (Mullinavat)

10. Cíaran Ryan (Rower/Inistioge)
11. Willie Brennan (Fenians)
12. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)

13. Liam Hickey (St.Lachtains)
14. Conor Martin (Emeralds)
15. Chris Bolger (Clara)

Subs
16. Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
17. Brian Troy (Emeralds)
18. Enda Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)
19. Huw Lawler (O’Loughlin/Gaels)
20. Luke Scanlon (James Stephens)
21. Tom Phelan (Conahy Shamrocks)
22. David Burke (O’Loughlin/Gaels)
23. Niall Mullins (James Stephens)
24. Séan Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)

‘It is a leap of faith in one sense. There is a risk factor for Brian too.’

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