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Kilkenny unveil team they hope will defeat Waterford at second time of asking

Throw-in at Semple Stadium on Saturday night is 6.45pm.

Semple Stadium is calling the Kilkenny hurlers.
Semple Stadium is calling the Kilkenny hurlers.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

KILKENNY HAVE UNVEILED their starting side for Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final replay against Waterford and it’s the same again for manager Brian Cody.

He’s named the same side that started last Sunday’s epic draw in Croke Park with Eoin Larkin and Lester Ryan – the only substitutes used last Saturday – selected on the bench again.

Kilkenny will be hoping to maintain their record in championship replays under Cody with four wins out of the five games they have played – Clare 2004, Galway 2012, Galway 2014 and Tipperary 2014.

Their solitary defeat in a replay under Cody’s watch was in the 2013 Leinster semi-final against Dublin.

Throw-in at Semple Stadium on Saturday night is 6.45pm.

Kilkenny

1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)
3. Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
4. Shane Prendergast (Clara)

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

8. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)
9. Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)

10. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
11. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
12. John Power (Carrickshock)

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13. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)
14. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)

Subs

16. Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
17. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)
18. Robert Lennon (Bennettsbridge)
19. Conor O’Shea (Clara)
20. Lester Ryan (Clara)
21. Eoin Larkin (James Stephens)
22. Conor Martin (Emeralds)
23. Kevin Kelly (St Patrick’s)
24. Mark Bergin (O’Loughlin Gaels)
25. Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
26. Michael Malone (Mullinavat)

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