Team news: Hogan named to start as Kilkenny make three changes for Waterford

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Team news: Hogan named to start as Kilkenny make three changes for Waterford

Richie Hogan of Kilkenny during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final match between Kilkenny and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

After scoring 1-2 off the bench in the Leinster Final, Richie Hogan has been named in the Kilkenny starting lineup for tomorrow evening's All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final against Waterford.

The Danesfort man is one of three changes with Billy Ryan and Paddy Deegan both returning from injury to start.

After being substituted in the provincial final Kilkenny captain Colin Fennelly and Walter Walsh both miss out.

Richie Leahy also went off in the game against Galway and he has been unable to shake off a hamstring knock and he misses out on the 26 altogether.

As a result of the reshuffle there are a number of positional changes with Conor Browne reverting to midfield in Leahy's absence and Paddy Deegan moving to wing back.

The game will throw-in from Croke Park at 6.00pm

Kilkenny team to face Waterford: Eoin Murphy; Conor Delaney, Huw Lawlor, Tommy Walsh, Padraig Walsh, Cillian Buckley, Paddy Deegan, Conor Browne, Conor Fogarty, John Donnelly, TJ Reid, Martin Keoghan, Eoin Cody, Richie Hogan, Billy Ryan.

Subs: Darren Brennan, Paul Murphy, Joey Holden, Ciaran Wallace, Richie Reid, Alan Murphy, Colin Fennelly, Walter Walsh, Liam Blanchfield, Ger Aylward, Niall Brassil.