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3 changes for Leinster title winners Kilkenny ahead of All-Ireland U21 semi-final against Derry

Eddie Brennan has made some alterations.

Kilkenny players celebrating their final win over Wexford.
Kilkenny players celebrating their final win over Wexford.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

MANAGER EDDIE BRENNAN has made three changes to his Kilkenny team for their Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-final on Saturday against Derry.

Niall McMahon comes into the side at left corner-back, Huw Lawlor is handed a starting berth at midfield and Shane Walsh is selected at corner-forward.

James Burke, Pat Lyng and Alan Murphy are the three players to make way from Kilkenny’s emphatic Leinster U21 final win over Wexford.

Throw-in for this semi-final tie on Saturday is 4pm with Kilkenny chasing a first U21 final place since 2012.


1. Darren Brennan (St Lachtain’s)

2. Michael Cody (Dunnamaggin)
3. Conor Delaney (Erins Own)
4. Niall McMahon (Erins Own)

5. Darren Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
6. Jason Cleere (Bennettsbridge)
7. Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)

8. Luke Scanlon (James Stephens)
9. Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels)

10. Richie Leahy (Rower-Inistioge – captain)
11. John Donnelly (Thomastown)
12. Sean Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)

13. Shane Walsh (Tullaroan)
14. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
15. Billy Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan)



16. Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
17. Ryan Bergin (John Lockes)
18. Shane Ryan (Rower-Inistioge)
19. Aidan Nolan (Dicksboro)
20. Martin Keoghan (Tullaraon)
21. John Walsh (Mullinavat)
22. Eoin Kenny (Slieverue)
23. Conor O’Carroll (Lisdowney)
24. James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks)

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