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Hogan ruled out as Kilkenny make five changes for Dublin semi-final

Eoin Larkin makes his first appearance of the season in the Leinster semi-final.

KILKENNY WILL BE without Richie Hogan for Saturday’s Leinster semi-final against Dublin, with their side showing five changes to that which lost to Clare in the league semi-final.

Hogan, as expected, misses out after breaking his hand in club action, while Shane Prendergast has also been ruled out of Saturday’s meeting with Dublin through injury.

Brian Cody celebrates with Eoin Larkin Eoin Larkin is back for Kilkenny. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Among the five changes is the welcome return of Eoin Larkin for his first appearance of the year, having returned from his tour in Syria with the Defence Forces. He lines out for Kilkenny for the first time since last year’s All-Ireland final.

Meanwhile, Paul Murphy is included in the full-back line, while Cillian Buckley returns to his wing-back slot.

Conor Fogarty is back from injury to be named in midfield, as Ballyhale Shamrocks pair Michael and Colin Fennelly are also recalled having recovered fitness.

Kilkenny:

1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)
3. Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)

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

8. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)
9. Lester Ryan (Clara)

10. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
11. Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
12. T J Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)

13. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)
14. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15. Eoin Larkin (James Stephens)

Subs:

16. Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
17. Robert Lennon (Bennettsbridge)
18. Diarmuid Cody (James Stephens)
19. Conor O Shea (Clara)
20. Conor Martin (Emeralds)
21. Kevin Kelly (St Patricks)
22. John Power (Carrickshock)
23. Mark Bergin (O’Loughlin Gaels)
24. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
25. Chris Bolger (Clara)
26. Michael Malone (Mullinavat)

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