By Paul Shaughnessy
The reigning Leinster champions Kilkenny face Waterford tomorrow Saturday 28th November in Croke Park at 18:00.
Brian Cody has made three changes from the Leinster final with Paddy Deegan and Billy Ryan returning and the in form Richie Hogan will take his place at the edge of the square for the Cats. With Colin Fennelly and Walter Walsh making way. Richie Leahy has been ruled out through injury.
Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy ; Conor Delaney , Huw Lawlor , Tommy Walsh ; Padraig Walsh , Cillian Buckley , Paddy Deegan ; Conor Browne , Conor Fogarty ); John Donnelly , TJ Reid , Martin Keoghan ; Billy Ryan ), Richie Hogan , Eoin Cody.
Subs: Darren Brennan, Paul Murphy , Joey Holden , Ciaran Wallace , Richie Reid , Alan Murphy , Colin Fennelly , Walter Walsh, Liam Blanchfield , Ger Aylward Niall Brassil.
Liam Cahill has kept faith in the Waterford that defeated Clare going with the same starting 15. Corner back Shane Fives misses out through injury.
Waterford: Stephen O’Keeffe; Ian Kenny, Conor Prunty (c), Shane McNulty; Calum Lyons, Tadhg de Burca, Kevin Moran; Jamie Barron, Jake Dillon; Jack Fagan, Kieran Bennett, Stephen Bennett; Dessie Hutchinson, Austin Gleeson, Jack Prendergast.
Subs: Billy Nolan, Peter Hogan, Mark O’Brien, Mikey Kearney, Patrick Curran, Colin Dunford, Conor Glesson, Darragh Lyons, Neil Montgomery, Iarlaith Daly, Billy Power.
Galway and Limerick have unveiled their starting line-up’s for the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday 29th November at 16:00.
John Kiely has made two changes from the Munster Final with Darragh O’Donovan and Seamus Flannagan earning a call up onto the starting 15 with Peter Casey and David Reidy settling for a spot on the bench.
Shane O’Neill has made no personal changes from the Galway team that defeated Tipperary last weekend.
Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmuid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Kyle Hayes; Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue; Gearoid Hegarty, Cian Lynch, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy.
Subs: 16. Barry Hennessy 17. Conor Boylan 18. Adrian Breen 19. Peter Casey 20. Ronan Connolly 21. Aaron Costello 22. Richie English 23. Robbie Hanley 24. Paddy O’Loughlin 25. David Reidy 26. Pat Ryan
Galway: Eanna Murphy; Gearoid McInerney, Daithi Burke, Shane Cooney; Fintan Burke, Aidan Harte, Joseph Cooney; Padraig Mannion, Johnny Coen; Joe Canning, Cathal Mannion, David Burke; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Brian Concannon
Subs: 16. James Skehill 17. Darren Morrissey 18. Jack Fitzpatrick 19. Sean Loftus 20. Adrian Tuohy 21. Evan Niland 22. Jason Flynn 23. Sean Linnane 24. Niall Burke 25. Jarlath Mannion 26. Tadgh Haran