Kilkenny make five changes ahead of league semi-final with Clare

Jackie Tyrrell, Richie Hogan and TJ Reid all feature

There are five changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in the Allianz League semi-final on Sunday.

Jackie Tyrrell and Joey Holden replace the injured Paul Murphy and Robert Lennon in defence.

Padraig Walsh returns in the half back line releasing Cillian Buckley to midfield in place of Michael Fennelly.

Up front, T J Reid and Richie Hogan return replacing the injured Colin Fennelly with Liam Blanchfield moving to the subs bench.

Conor Delaney, Michael Rice, Joe Lyng and Alan Murphy come in to the match day squad.

Kilkenny Team

1 Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2 Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)
3 Joey Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
4 Shane Prendergast (Clara)

5 Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
6 Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge)
7 Conor O’Shea (Clara)

8 Lester Ryan (Clara)
9 Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)

10 Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)
11 T J Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
12 Kevin Kelly (St Patricks)

13 John Power (Carickshock)
14 Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)
15 Richie Hogan (Danesfort)

Subs:

16 Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
17 Brian Kennedy (St Lachtains)
18 Conor Delaney (Erins Own)
20 Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge)
21 Conor Martin (Emeralds)
22 Michael Malone (Mullinavat)
15 Michael Rice (Carrickshock)
24 Chris Bolger (Clara)
25 Liam Blanchfield (Bennettsbridge)
26 Alan Murphy (Glenmore)