Team news: Cody rings the changes

February 23, 2018

Kilkenny's Liam Blanchfield and John Mullan of Derry.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.
<p>Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has named a much changed starting 15 for tomorrow night&rsquo;s Allianz League meeting with Tipperary.</p> <p>Darren Brennan has been named to start in goal in place of Eoin Murphy while Conor Browne comes in at left half-back and James Maher and Liam Blanchfield make up a new midfield.</p> <p>Walter Walsh is named at full-forward and will be flanked by Richie Leahy and Luke Scanlon as Padraig Walsh misses out.</p> <p>Cody had vowed to rest any player involved in this weekend&rsquo;s Fitzgibbon Cup final and, judging by his selection, he has stuck to his word.</p> <p>Throw-in at Nowlan Park is at 2pm.</p> <p><strong>Kilkenny (HL1A v Tipperary):</strong> Darren Brennan; Enda Morrissey, Joey Holden, Paddy Deegan; Conor O&#39;Shea, Cillian Buckley, Conor Browne; James Maher, Liam Blanchfield; Martin Keoghan, T.J. Reid, Pat Lyng; Richie Leahy, Walter Walsh, Luke Scanlon.</p> <p>Subs: Robert Lennon, Ryan Bergin, Lester Ryan, Richie Reid, Conor Martin, Bill Sheehan, Alan Murphy, Billy Ryan, Ollie Walsh.</p>

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