Kilkenny name team for Galway challenge

KILKENNY have named their team to play Galway in the opening round of the NHL in Pearse Stadium as the sides meet for the first time since the replayed All-Ireland final.

KILKENNY have named their team to play Galway in the opening round of the NHL in Pearse Stadium as the sides meet for the first time since the replayed All-Ireland final.

Kilkenny select Eoin Murphy in goal, have a settled defence with the only change at the back from the All-Ireland final is Conor Fogarty coming in for Brian Hogan.

Richie Power partners Lester Ryan at midfield which is a new look pairing while Tomas Breen and Matthew Ruth start in the forwards.

Kilkenny Team v Galway

1. EOIN MURPHY GLENMORE

2. PAUL MURPHY DANESFORT

3. J.J. DELANEY FENIANS

4. JACKIE TYRRELL JAMES STEPHENS

5. TOMMY WALSH TULLAROAN

6. KIERAN JOYCE ROWER INISTIOGE

7. CONOR FOGARTY ERINS OWN

8. LESTER RYAN CLARA

9. RICHIE POWER CARRICKSHOCK

10. COLIN FENNELLY (Capt) BALLYHALE SHAMROCKS

11. MICHAEL FENNELLY BALLYHALE SHAMROCKS

12. MATTHEW RUTH JAMES STEPHENS

13. TOM BREEN ST. MARTINS

14. RICHIE HOGAN DANESFORT

15. AIDAN FOGARTY EMERALDS

16. DAVID HERITY DUNNAMAGGIN

17. BRIAN HOGAN O’LOUGHLIN GAELS

18. PADDY HOGAN DANESFORT

19. EOIN LARKIN JAMES STEPHENS

20. MARK KELLY O’LOUGHLIN GAELS

21. MARK BERGIN O’LOUGHLIN GAELS

22. WILLIE PHELAN DUNNAMAGGIN

23. JOE BRENNAN ST. PATRICKS

24. TOMÁS KEOGH JAMES STEPHENS

25. PADRAIG WALSH TULLAROAN