KILKENNY will field an experienced side when they begin the defence of their Leinster under-21 hurling title.
The winners of the game will face either Carlow or Wexford in the Leinster final on July 10.
The game in O’Connor Park throws in at 7.30pm. Admission is E10 for adults, E5 for students and pensioners. Admission for under-16s is free of charge.
Kilkenny - Aaron Duggan (Dicksboro), Jack Nolan (O’Loughlin Gaels), Willie Phelan (Dunnamaggin), Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan), Jason Corcoran (John Lockes), Luke Harney (Kilmacow), Brian Kennedy (St Lachtain’s, captain), Jack Langton (Clara), Owen McGrath (John Lockes), Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro), John Power (Carrickshock), Ollie Walsh (Dicksboro), Ger Aylward (Glenmore), Kevin Kelly (St Patrick’s), Shane Donnelly (St Lachtain’s). Subs: Dylan Walsh (Thomastown), Padraig Keating (Erin’s Own), Michael Brennan (St Patrick’s), Conor Martin (Emeralds), Johnny Hayes (Kilmacow), Ciaran Prendergast (Clara), Martin Power (Piltown), Eoin Doyle (Rower-Inistioge), David Bourke (O’Loughlin Gaels), Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Robert Lennon (Bennettsbridge), Conor O’Shea (Clara), Ger Teehan (Graigue-Ballycallan).
Team Management: Richie Mulrooney, Adrian Finan, Brían Ryan, Niall Lacey, Richie O’Neill.