Meet the Kilkenny players

Dylan Walsh (20). Thomastown. 5’ 11”. 11st. WIT student.

Dylan Walsh (20). Thomastown. 5’ 11”. 11st. WIT student.

Favourite player: Damien Fitzhenry.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win on Saturday.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Ollie Walsh (20). Dicksboro. 6’. 12st. IT Carlow student.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win senior county championship.

Place in world would most like to see: Jamaica.

Joe Lyng (21). Rower-Inistioge. 6’ 2”. 13st. UCD student.

Favourite player: Eddie Keher.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Thailand.

Robert Lennon (19). Bennettsbridge. 6’ 3”. 15.5 st. DCU student.

Favourite player: J.J.Delaney.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win senior hurling All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Paul Buggy (20). Tullaroan. 5’ 10”. 11st 4lbs. Carlow IT student.

Favourite player: Joe Canning.

Most treasurer possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal (2010).

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win senior county medal with Tullaroan.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

James Gannon (21`). St Patrick’s. 5’ 10”. 12.5st. Student.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasured possession in sport: Junior hurling championship medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win under-21 All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

David Glynn (21). Dicksboro. 6’. 13st. UCC student.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasurer possession in sport: County MHC medal (2009).

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC with Dicksboro.

Place in world would most like to see: South Africa.

Owen McGrath (19). John Lockes. 6’. 12st. Carlow IT student.

Favourite player: John O’Neill.

Most treasurer possession in sport: All-Ireland MH medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To play senior hurling with Kilkenny.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Conor Tobin (21). Fenians. 6’. 12st. Electrician.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasurer possession in sport: County MHC Roinn B winners medal (2009).

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC with Fenians.

Place in world would most like to see: Boston.

Paddy Butler (20). O’Loughlin Gaels. 6’ 1”. 12st. Student.

Favourite player: Brian Hogan.

Most treasured possession in sport: SHC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win club All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Danny Kenny (21). Dicksboro. 6’ 3”. 15st. IT Carlow student.

Favourite player: Mickey Walsh.

Most treasurer possession in sport: Minor ‘A’ HC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC with club.

Place in world would most like to see: Las Vegas.

Willie Phelan (20). Dunnamaggin. 6’. 14st. UCD student.

Favourite player: Noel Hickey.

Most treasurer possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC with club.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Sean Phelan (21). Lisdowney. 5’ 10”. 13st. UL student.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasured possession in sport: All-Ireland colleges medal (St Kieran’s).

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC championship.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Kevin Kelly (18). St Patrick’s. 5’ 11”. 12st. IT Carlow student.

Favourite player: Henry Shefflin.

Most treasurer possession in sport: All-Ireland club JHC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win under-21 All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: New York.

Geoff Brennan (21). St Patrick’s. 6’. 13st. UL student.

Favourite player: Michael Fennelly.

Most treasured possession in sport: All-Ireland club JHC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win on Saturday.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Richie Reid (19). Ballyhale Shamrocks. 6’. 11st. Student.

Favourite player: Henry Shefflin.

Most treasured possession in sport: Schools All-Ireland.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC.

Place in world would most like to see: Cuba.

Stephen Staunton (21). St Patrick’s. 6’. 12st. LIT student.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasured possession in sport: All-Ireland club JHC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win under-21 county.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Padraig Walsh (20). Tullaroan. 5’ 10”. 12st. UL student.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasurer possession in sport: All-Ireland MHC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win county SHC.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Jason Corcoran (20). John Lockes. 5’ 11”. 12st. Student St Pat’s, Thurles.

Favourite player: Shane O’Neill.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal (2010).

Ultimate sporting ambition: To play SHC with John Lockes.

Place in the world would most like to see: Cuba.

Brian Kennedy (20). St Lachtain’s. 5’ 10”. 12st. Student St Pat’s.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasured possession in sport: IH club All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win on Saturday.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Cathal Kenny (21). Barrow Rangers. 6’. 11.5st. Student UCD.

Favourite player: Dermot Maher.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal (2008).

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win senior All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Las Vegas.

Walter Walsh (21). Tulogher-Rosbercon. 6’ 4”. 15st. Student UCD.

Favourite player: Tommy Walsh.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor hurling All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambiton: To win county final with club.

Place in world would most like to see: Las Vegas.

Conor Martin (18). Emeralds. 5’ 10”. 12st. UL student.

Favourite player: Henry Shefflin.

Most treasured possession in sport: All the medals won.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win this All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Canice Maher (21). St Martin’s. 5’ 11”. 13st. Teacher.

Favourite player: D.J. Carey.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: to win SHC with club.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Richie Doyle (21). Barrow Rangers. 6’ 13st. Student Carlow IT.

Favourite player: Henry Shefflin.

Most treasured possession in sport: Senior All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To play senior with Paulstown.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Cillian Buckley (20). Dicksboro. 6’. 13st. Student UCD.

Favourite player: Henry Shefflin.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal 2010.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win All-Irelands with Kilkenny.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

Ian Duggan (21). Mullinavat. 5’ 10”. 12st 5lbs. Student St Pat’s, Drumcondra.

Favourite player: Michael Malone.

Most treasured possession in sport: Club minor ‘B’ HC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To play in SHC with club.

Place in world would most like to see: Alaska.

Ger Aylward (20). Glenmore. 5’ 10”. 13st. Apprentice plumber.

Favourite player: Donegal footballer Frank McGlynn.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland 2010.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC.

Place in world would most like to see: Cheltenham.

Johnny Hayes (19). Kilmacow. 5’ 10”. 12st 5lbs. WIT student.

Favourite player: Tommy Walsh.

Most treasured possession in sport: Dean Ryan medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win JHC.

Place in world would most like to see: America.

John Power (20). Carrickshock. 6’ 4”. 14st. Student.

Favourite player: Pat Tennyson.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

Pat O’Carroll (19). Lisdowney. 5’ 11”. 78kgs. DCU student.

Favourite player: Ken McGrath.

Most treasured possession in sport: All-Ireland minor medal 2010.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC with club.

Place in world would most like to see: Las Vegas.

Martin Gaffney (21). Dicksboro. 6’ 3”. 14st. WIT student.

Favourite player: Jackie Tyrrell.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland medal 2009.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win club All-Ireland.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.

James Cassin (21). Rower-Inistioge. 6’ 4”. 14st. UCC student.

Favourite player: Henry Shefflin.

Most treasured possession in sport: All-Ireland minor medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To win SHC with club.

Place in world would most like to see: Barcelona.

Luke Harney (20). Kilmacow. 6’. 13st. WIT student.

Favourite player: J.J. Delaney.

Most treasured possession in sport: Minor All-Ireland 2010.

Ultimate sporting ambition: To play senior with Kilkenny.

Place in world would most like to see: Las Vegas.

Michael Brennan (19). St. Patrick’s. 5’ 10”. 12st. Student UCD.

Favourite player: Michael Rice.

Most treasured possession in sport: JHC medal.

Ultimate sporting ambition: to win SHC.

Place in world would most like to see: Australia.