Holden to be captain in 2015

John Knox

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John Knox

Ballyhale Shamrocks defender, Joey Holden, who has been nominated as Kilkenny captain for 2015.  Pic by John McIlwaine
Ballyhale Shamrocks have nominated defender, Joey Holden, to be Kilkenny senior hurling captain in 2015.

Ballyhale Shamrocks have nominated defender, Joey Holden, to be Kilkenny senior hurling captain in 2015.

The 24-year-old has taken on the challenge of a new position at full-back with the club this season, and he enjoyed a hugely promising Kilkenny and Leinster championship series.

Holden joined the Kilkenny panel this season, and he featured in prominently during the National League success.

He played at No. 5 in the League final victory over Tipperary on a half-back line that was completed by Jackie Tyrrell (6) and Cillian Buckley (7). A terrific inter-county season ended with All-Ireland success in September.

Holden stands 6’ 2” tall. He has won four county senior hurling championships (2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014), plus Leinster and All-Ireland club honours.