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The first Kilkenny team of the post-Shefflin era has been named

Brian Cody’s men face Clare in Sunday’s relegation play-off.

Cody has rung the changes.
Cody has rung the changes.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

KILKENNY MANAGER BRIAN Cody has made seven changes to his side for Sunday’s Division 1A relegation play-off against Clare at Nowlan Park.

The sides met in a rehearsal last weekend with The Cats edging a high-scoring contest by a single point but Cody has decided to shuffle his pack for the game which will decide who will drop down to Division 1B.

Lester Ryan, Cillian Buckley and the in-form Richie Hogan all return after the trio missed the round 5 clash with Davy Fitzgerald’s side.

Tomás Keogh, Willie Phelan, Brian Kennedy, Kevin Kelly and Mark Kelly all drop to the subs bench while Jackie Tyrrell misses out through injury and John Power is unavaliable due to illness.

Captain Joey Holden does return, however.


1. Eoin Murphy

2. Shane Prendergast
3. Paul Murphy
4. Joey Holden

5. Lester Ryan
6. Kieran Joyce
7. Cillian Buckley

8. Joe Lyng
9. Michael Fennelly

10. Walter Walsh
11. TJ Reid
12. Mathew Ruth

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13. Jonjo Farrell
14. Colin Fennelly
15. Richie Hogan


16. Richie Reid
17. Robert Lennon
18. Willie Phelan
19. Tomas Keogh
20. Conor O Shea
21. Brian Kennedy
22. Kevin Kelly
23. Mark Kelly
24. Keith Hogan
25. Ger Aylward.

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