Derek McGrath opts for same again against Kilkenny

By Stephen Barry

Waterford manager Derek McGrath has selected an unchanged team for the Déise’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny.

Darragh Fives maintains his midfield berth alongside Jamie Barron, while Leaving Cert star Shane Bennett continues at centre-forward.

Kilkenny have already announced their side tonight, as they attempt to reach their 14th final under Brian Cody’s management.

WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner);

Shane Fives (Tourin), Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner), Noel Connors (Passage);

Tadhg de Búrca (Clashmore Kinsalebeg), Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion), Philip Mahony (Ballygunner);

Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater), Darragh Fives (Tourin);

Kevin Moran (De La Salle), Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart), Jake Dillon (De La Salle);

Maurice Shanahan (Lismore), Michael Walsh (Stradbally), Colin Dunford (Colligan).

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