Kilkenny and Waterford teams announced

Kilkenny and Waterford have revealed their teams for tomorrow night's All-Ireland SHC third phase qualifier at Semple Stadium (throw-in 7pm).

Kilkenny and Waterford teams announced

Kilkenny and Waterford have revealed their teams for tomorrow night's All-Ireland SHC third phase qualifier at Semple Stadium (throw-in 7pm).

Michael Rice and Aidan Fogarty, who were late withdrawals from the Kilkenny side that beat Tipperary last Saturday, have been brought back into the starting line-up by manager Brian Cody.

Rice, Aidan Fogarty and Conor Fogarty all made way before the throw-in against Tipp with Paul Murphy, Matthew Ruth and TJ Reid slotting in. This time around, Murphy and Ruth remain in place with Rice and Aidan Fogarty coming in as the two personnel changes.

2012 All-Star Reid is ruled out with a hamstring injury so Fogarty will start at left corner forward, while Rice returns in midfield at the expense of Lester Ryan.

Tullogher Rosbercon clubman Walter Walsh is positioned at full-forward with Colin Fennelly and Richie Hogan both listed on the right side of the attack.

Henry Shefflin and Michael Fennelly - both edging closer to full fitness following their respective foot and ankle injuries - will start on the bench for the reigning All-Ireland champions. Shefflin made a dramatic return against Tipp, coming on for the final five minutes of the 0-20 to 1-14 win.

Meanwhile, Waterford supremo Michael Ryan has also made two changes in personnel for the qualifier tie with Jamie Nagle and Jamie Barron both selected to start.

Nagle is restored to the half-back line where he replaces Ray Barry, while the injured Pauric Mahony makes way in attack for Under-21 player Barron who made his senior Championship debut against Clare last month.

Kilkenny and Waterford last met in the Championship two years ago when the Cats won an All-Ireland semi-final clash by 2-19 to 1-16. Shefflin (0-7) and Richie Hogan (2-0) were top scorers for Kilkenny, while John Mullane (1-6) and Eoin Kelly (0-3) were Waterford's main marksmen.

Waterford, who lost to Cody's men in the league in March, are seeking their first Championship win over Kilkenny since the 1959 All-Ireland final replay.

KILKENNY:

Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, JJ Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell; Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Kieran Joyce; Eoin Larkin (capt), Michael Rice; Colin Fennelly, Richie Power, Matthew Ruth; Richie Hogan, Walter Walsh, Aidan Fogarty.

Subs: David Herity, Conor Fogarty, Paddy Hogan, Lester Ryan, Henry Shefflin, Michael Fennelly, Richie Doyle, Pádraig Walsh, Willie Phelan, Ger Aylward, Joe Brennan.

WATERFORD:

Stephen O'Keeffe; Shane Fives, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Jamie Nagle, Michael Walsh, Darragh Fives; Kevin Moran, Richie Foley; Jake Dillon, Seamus Prendergast, Shane O'Sullivan; Brian O'Sullivan, Maurice Shanahan, Jamie Barron.

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