Walsh to lead intermediate attack

WALTER Walsh, star of Kilkenny’s victory over Wexford in the Leinser under-21 hurling championship, has been picked at full-forward on the county intermediate side to play Wexford in Wexford Park on Wednesday (7.30pm).

WALTER Walsh, star of Kilkenny’s victory over Wexford in the Leinser under-21 hurling championship, has been picked at full-forward on the county intermediate side to play Wexford in Wexford Park on Wednesday (7.30pm).

The team, which lost the All-Ireland final agianst Clare last year, includes a strong sprinkling of under-21 players.

Kilkenny (IH v Wexford) - Richie O’Neill (Kilmacow); Mark Phelan (Glenmore), Alan Walsh (Mooncoin), Shane Norton (Emeralds); Brian Kennedy (St Lachtain’s), Pat Hartley (Tullogher Rosbercon), Padraig Phelan Padraig (Emeralds); Paul Murphy (Blacks and Whites), Joe Lyng (Rower-Inoistoige); Niall Walsh (Slieverue), Rory Hickey (Lisdowney), Joe Brennan (St Patrick’s); Robbie Walsh, capt (Danesfort), Walter Walsh Walter (Tullogher-Rosbercon), Ger Alyward (Glenmore).

Subs - James Maher (St Lachtain’s), Jason Corcoran (John Lockes), Luke Harney (Kilmacow), Cathal Kenny (Barrow Rangers), Jeff Brennan (St Patrick’s), Peter Cleere Peter (Blacks and Whites), Niall Doherty (Galmoy), Bill Staunton Bill (St Patrick’s), Simon Burke (John Lockes), Keith Nolan (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Noel Doherty (Galmoy), Niall Kennedy (Blacks and Whites), Ger Shelly Ger (John Lockes), Brian Murphy (Thomastown), John Cody (Glenmore), Nicky Cleere (Bennettsbridge), Sean Keogh (Young Irelands ), Martin Phelan (Lisdowney).

Manager Pat O’Grady (Blacks and Whites), trainer: Pat O’Neill (Young Irelands); selector, Tom Murphy and P.J. Kenny.