Clare team to play Kilkenny is named

Clare team to play Kilkenny is named


Pic John Meyler
Pic John Meyler

The Clare starting 15 to face Kilkenny in the Semi-Final of Division 1 of the Allianz National Hurling League has been named.

Oisin O’Brien, David Fitzgerald and Podge Collins all get the nod as the only three changes from the team that started against Tipperary in the League Quarter Final with Ciaran O’Doherty, Bobby Duggan and the injured Conor Ryan making way.

Meanwhile, Tony Kelly and Colin Ryan are expected to take their place on the bench while David McInerney, Peter Duggan and Shane O’Donnell have been ruled out due to injury.

Clare Starting 15 versus Kilkenny:
1) Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona)
2) Óisin O’Brien (Clonlara)
3) Cian Dillon (Crusheen) – Captain
4) Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)
5) Conor Cleary (St. Joseph’s Miltown / Kilmaley)
6) Pat O’Connor (Tubber)
7) David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
8) Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
9) Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
10) John Conlon (Clonlara)
11) Conor McGrath (Cratloe)
12) David Reidy (Éire Óg Inis)
13) Podge Collins (Cratloe)
14) Darach Honan (Clonlara)
15) Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)

Brian Cody has also named his starting side.

Kilkenny Starting 15 versus Clare:
1. Eoin Murphy
2. Jackie Tyrrell
3. Joey Holden
4. Shane Prendergast
5. Padraig Walsh
6. Kieran Joyce
7. Conor O Shea
8. Lester Ryan
9. Cillian Buckley
10. Walter Walsh
11. TJ Reid
12. Kevin Kelly
13. John Power
14. Jonjo Farrell
15. Richie Hogan

Clare versus Kilkenny throws in at Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Sunday (17th April 2016) at 4.00pm.