Shefflin to make first appearance for challenge match

Kilkenny have chosen a strong side to face Waterford in a Senior Hurling game to mark the opening of Mooncoin GAA Club’s new complex on Sunday.

Kilkenny have chosen a strong side to face Waterford in a Senior Hurling game to mark the opening of Mooncoin GAA Club’s new complex on Sunday.

The game at 7pm forms part of the championship preparation for both teams.

For Kilkenny it will mark the return of Henry Shefflin to inter county action for the first time since last year’s All-Ireland final.

Waterford are expected to field an equally strong combination with Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh making a return from injury for the Déise.

The Kilkenny team is:

1. P.J. Ryan (Fenians), 2. John Dalton (Carrickshock), 3. Noel Hickey (Dunnamaggin), 4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens), 5. Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan), 6. Brian Hogan (O’Loughlin Gaels), 7. John Tennyson (Carrickshock), 8. James ‘Cha’ Fitzpatrick (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 9. Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 10. T.J. Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks) Captain, 11. Michael Rice (Carrickshock), 12. Henry Shefflin (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 13. Martin Comerford (O’Loughlin Gaels), 14. Eoin Larkin (James Stephens), 15. Richie Hogan (Danesfort).

Subs.16. Richie O’Neill (Kilmacow), 17. David Herity (Carrickshock), 18. J.J. Delaney (Fenians), 19. Canice Hickey (Dunnamaggin), 20. Damien Fogarty (Erin’s Own), 21.. Richie Power (Carrickshock), 22. John Mulhall (St. Martins), 23. Paddy Hogan (Danesfort) 24. Pat Hartley (Tullogher Rosbercon), 25. Niall Walsh (Slieverue), 26. Eoin Guinan (St. Lactains.

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