Kilkenny make three changes

Erin's Own clubman Conor Fogarty will replace the injured Jackie Tyrrell in the Kilkenny defence when they meet Dublin in Sunday's Leinster SHC semi-final at O'Moore Park (throw-in 3.50pm).

Kilkenny make three changes

Erin's Own clubman Conor Fogarty will replace the injured Jackie Tyrrell in the Kilkenny defence when they meet Dublin in Sunday's Leinster SHC semi-final at O'Moore Park (throw-in 3.50pm).

It will be Fogarty's first Championship start for the Cats after two substitute appearances to date - he had a short run-out against Tipperary in last year's All-Ireland semi-final and played in the recent Leinster quarter-final win over Offaly.

The 23-year-old Fogarty proved himself an able deputy when he replaced Tyrrell (quad muscle) in the opening minutes of the Offaly game.

Manager Brian Cody has made two changes in the attack with Cillian Buckley coming in for TJ Reid in the half-forwards and Aidan Fogarty making way for Walter Walsh at top of the right.

The 6ft 4in Walsh, who turned 22 last month, scored 1-3 from play and earned the man-of-the-match award as a Championship debutant in last September's All-Ireland final replay victory over Galway.

Meanwhile, 2011 Hurler of the Year Michael Fennelly has been included on the bench to face the Dubs.

He suffered an ankle injury in a club match in mid-May and had to wear a surgical boot on his left ankle as he sat out the Championship opener against Offaly.

But the talented midfielder resumed running last week and took a full part in training at Nowlan Park earlier this week, giving Cody the chance to name him among the substitutes.

KILKENNY (SHC v Dublin): Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, JJ Delaney, Conor Fogarty; Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Kieran Joyce; Lester Ryan, Michael Rice; Cillian Buckley, Richie Power, Eoin Larkin; Walter Walsh, Richie Hogan, Colin Fennelly.

Subs: David Herity, Paddy Hogan, Aidan Fogarty, Michael Fennelly, TJ Reid, Matthew Ruth, Padraig Walsh, Willie Phelan, Richie Doyle, Ger Aylward, Mark Kelly, Joe Brennan, Tom Breen, Brian Kennedy, Tomas Keogh.

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