Hogan named in midfield for Kilkenny
Gaelic Games:Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has decided to deploy Richie Hogan in midfield for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final against Galway in place of the injured Michael Rice.
Hogan was suspended for the semi-final victory over Tipperary but moves back from his usual forward position to partner Michael Fennelly in the middle of the park
Cillian Buckley replaced Rice in the semi-final after he suffered a nasty hand injury, but Hogan gets the nod this time around in the only change in the side.
Galway have also made just one change, with Cyril Donnellan taking over from Conor Cooney at left wing-forward.
Donnellan missed out on the victory over Cork in the semi-final with an arm injury. James Regan, who replaced Donnellan against Cork, retains his place at corner-forward.
KILKENNY (v Galway):D Herity; P Murphy, JJ Delaney, J Tyrrell; T Walsh, B Hogan, K Joyce; M Fennelly, R Hogan; H Shefflin, TJ Reid, E Larkin; C Fennelly, R Power, A Fogarty. Subs:E Murphy, N Hickey, R Doyle, C Fogarty, J Tennyson, P Hogan, C Buckley, M Ruth, W Walsh, M Kelly, J Brennan.
GALWAY:J Skehill; D Collins, K Hynes, F Moore (capt); N Donohue, T Regan, J Coen; A Smith, I Tannian; D Burke, N Burke, C Donnellan; D Hayes, J Canning, J Regan. Subs: TBA.