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Cody's son to start for Kilkenny, Wexford make 1 change for Leinster U21 hurling final

Throw in tonight in Innovate Wexford Park is 7.30pm.

Diarmuid Cody Diarmuid Cody in action for Kilkenny against Dublin in June. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated at 09.00

BRIAN CODY’S SON Diarmuid returns to the Kilkenny starting side for tonight’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U21 hurling final against Wexford.

Cody gets the nod to start at left half-back after recovering from the injury that forced him out of their semi-final success over Carlow. He had earlier played in the quarter-final win over Dublin.

The inclusion of Cody is one of three changes to the Kilkenny team by manager Briain Ryan.

Brian Ryan Kilkenny manager Brian Ryan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Kevin Kenny and Chris Bolger come in to the attack at right corner-forward and full-forward respectively.

Brian Troy, James Maher and Ciarán Ryan are the three players to make way as they drop to the bench.

Wexford, meanwhile, make just one change to the team which got the better of Offaly at the semi-final stage two weeks ago. Cathal Dunbar is named in the full-forward line after coming off the bench scoring 1-01 last time out, while Shane Murphy drops into the substitutes.

Throw in tonight in Innovate Wexford Park is 7.30pm.

Wexford

1. Oliver O’Leary (Buffers Alley)

2. Simon Donohoe (Shelmaliers)
3. Liam Ryan (Rapparees)
4. Eoin Conroy (Naomh Eanna)

5. Jim White (Oil Gate)
6. Padraig Foley (Crossabeg)
7. Jack O’Connor (St Martins)

8. Conor Devitt (Ballyfad)
9. Gavin Bailey (Ferns)

10. Andrew Kenny (Buffers Alley)
11. Kevin Foley (Rapparees)
12. James Cash (Shelmaliers)

13. Cathal Dunbar (Ballygarret)
14. Conor McDonald (Naomh Eanna)
15. Peter Sutton (Oulart)

Subs
16. Luke White (St Martins)
17. Tony French (Adamstown)
18. Sean Murphy (Buffers Alley)
19. Lar McDonald (Shamrocks)
20. Sam Kelly (Crossabeg)
21. Shane Murphy (St James Ramsgrange)
22. Jake Firman (St Martins)
23. Sean Kenny (Bunclody)
24. Billy Kelly (Bunclody)

Extended Panel Members
Anthony Roche, Sean Stafford, Pierce Doyle, Joe Coleman, Harry O’Connor, Darragh Pepper, Kevin Sheridan, Yusif Frih, Oliver Doran.

Chris Bolger and Cian O’Callaghan Chris Bolger in action for Kilkenny against Dublin Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Kilkenny

1. Darren Brennan (St. Lachtains)

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

5. Jason Cleere (Bennettstbridge)
6. Enda Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)
7. Diarmuid Cody (James Stephens)

8. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)
9. Willie Brennan (Fenians)

10. Mark Mansfield (Mullinavat)
11. Conor Martin (Emeralds)
12. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)

13. Kevin Kenny (Dicksboro)
14. Chris Bolger (Clara)
15. Liam Hickey (St Lachtain’s)

Subs
16. Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
17. Huw Lawler (O’Loughlin/Gaels)
18. Brian Troy (Emeralds)
19. Kevin Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
20. David Burke (O’Loughlin Gaels)
21. Séan Morrissey (Bennettsbridge)
22. Tom Phelan (Conahy Shamrocks)
23. Cíaran Ryan (Rower/Inistioge)
24. James Maher (St. Lachtains)

Extended Panel Members
Robert Moran (Erin’s Own), Jack McGrath (James Stephens), Niall Mullin (James Stephens), Darragh Holohan (Dicksboro), Robbie Fitzpatrick (Dicksboro), Shane Donnelly (St. Lachtains), Conor Brophy (Mooncoin), Eoin Gough (Dicksboro)

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