Kilkenny make one change to face Dubs

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Kilkenny make one change to face Dubs

Paul Murphy has been picked at right full back on the Kilkenny team

Kilkenny have made just one change from the team that played a thrilling draw with All-Ireland champions, Tipperary last time out to to play Dublin in the final preliminary round clash of the Allianz National Hurling League in Parnell Park on Sunday.
Conor Martin comes in at top of the left while Alan Murphy drops down to the subs where he will resume his place as reserve goalie.
Lester Ryan, who had his appendix removed some weeks ago, has been declared fit to take his place on the bench while Pat Lyng, Jonjo Farrell and Mark Bergin have all been included on the match day squad after recovering from injury.
Jason Cleere, who was picked at left wing back against Tipperary, but moved into the centre after 15 minutes or so, has been given the No. 6 shirt this time, with Shane Prendergast at No. 7.
As things stand, Kilkenny have three points in the League table, one more than Dublin. If the Cats win, they will progress to the quarter-finals.
The losers will face a battle against relegation from Division IA.
Kilkenny (SH v Dublin) - Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, Padraig Walsh, Conor O'Shea; Conor Fogarty, Jason Cleere, Shane Prendergast; Paddy Deegan, Cillian Buckley; Colin Fennelly, Walter Walsh, T.J. Reid; L. Blanchfield, Richie Hogan, Conor Martin. Subs - A. Murphy, J. Holden, K. Joyce, M. Walsh, O. Walsh, L. Ryan, P. Lyng, J.J. Farrell, J. Maher, M. Bergin, M. Malone.

Dublin have made three alterations to their starting team for tomorrow's National Hurling League Division 1A clash with Kilkenny in Parnell Park (3pm).
Manager Ger Cunningham's team lost to Clare last time out. Gary Maguire takes over in goals from his Ballyboden St Enda's clubmate Conor Dooley.
The other two changes are in attack. Eoghan Conroy and Cian Boland make the starting XV too as Conor Dooley, James Madden and Donal Burke drop down to the subs bench.
DUBLIN (SH v Kilkenny) - Gary Maguire; Cian Mac Gabhann, Eoghan O’Donnell, Shane Barrett; Chris Crummey, Liam Rushe, Ben Quinn; Domhnall Fox, Rian McBride; Eoghan Conroy, Niall McMorrow, Fionntán Mac Gib; Cian Boland, Ryan O'Dwyer Kilmacud Crokes, Eamonn Dillon.