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Shefflin starts as Kilkenny change five for league semi v Galway

Michael Fennelly will make his first start of the season in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

HENRY SHEFFLIN HAS been named at corner-forward for Kilkenny’s National Hurling League semi-final against Galway.

Shefflin, who came off the bench for the final 12 minutes against Wexford, returns as one of five changes to the Cats’ lineup for Sunday.

Brian Kennedy gets the nod at corner-back in place of Joey Holden while Padraig Walsh and Brian Hogan start in the half-back line.

Michael Fennelly makes his first start of the season in midfield while John Power is preferred to brother Richie in the full-forward line.

Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds is at 2pm.

Kilkenny (v Galway): Eoin Murphy (Glenmore); Paul Murphy (Danesfort), JJ Delaney (Fenians), Brian Kennedy (St Lachtain’s); Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan), Brian Hogan (O’Loughlin Gaels), Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro); Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Richie Hogan (Danesfort); Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon), Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks), TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks); John Power (Carrickshock), Mark Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels), Henry Shefflin (Ballyhale Shamrocks).

Substitutes: David Herity (Dunnamaggin), Michael Walsh (Young Irelands), Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan), Conor Fogarty (Erins Own), Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge), Tomás Keogh (James Stephens), Lester Ryan (Clara), Aidan Fogarty (Emeralds), Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown), Joe Brennan (St Patrick’s).

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