Brian Cody has continued his policy of rotating his squad with three changes on the team to meet Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday evening. Paul Murphy returns to the full back line in place of Jackie Tyrrell. At midfield Diarmuid Cody starts partnering Conor Fogarty with Lester Ryan moving to the bench. There is one change in the forwards where Emerald's Conor Martin gets his chance in place of James Maher. Richie Reid continues on goal in place of the injured Eoin Murphy. Chris Bolger is a new addition to the subs.
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The game throws in at 7pm and is being televised live by Setanta TV. The game will also be broadcast live by KCLR 96FM. There will also be score updates on our own Twitter feed @KilkennyCLG.
Training for the panel will take place in Piltown at 11.00a.m on 17th March. All panel members are to be on field at 11 sharp
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Kilkenny's next outing in the Allianz National Hurling League is an away fixture to Cork. The game will be played under lights in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday evening next with a 7pm throw in. Cork will be desperate for a win after three disappointing defeats in their first three games whilst Kilkenny have their eyes set firmly on a quarter-final berth but may still need to secure some additional league points to ensure their place in the knockout stages.
Tickets are now on sale at the usual outlets and again supporters are encouraged to purchase these in advance to avail of €5 discount. The game will be televised live on Setanta TV.
Graignamanagh 1-10 Railyard 1-2
A strong second half performance was key to Graignamanagh's success in the J J Kavanagh & Sons Under 21 Football Championship Final. At half time they led Railyard 0-5 to 1-00. But 1-5 scored in the second half gave them a comfortable 1-10 to 1-2 win over Railyard.
Picture shows Graignamanagh captain James Doyle accepting the trophy from Football Board Chairman Tom O'Reilly.
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Kilkenny 0-21 Galway 1-14
Kilkenny withstood a strong Galway comeback in the second half to secure a second win in the Allianz Hurling League at Nowlan Park on Sunday. They now head to Pairc Ui Rinn next Saturday night in the knowledge that a win over Cork will see them qualify for the League knockout stages.
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