*Shane O’Donnell in action for Clare. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

BOTH Clare and Kilkenny have named their starting teams for Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final.

As per the named team, Aidan McCarthy has regained his place in the first fifteen with Aron Shanagher listed among the substitutes but a more definitive side will not be known until closer to the throw-in.

For the first time this year, Ryan Taylor is listed among the substitutes and the Clooney/Quin clubman is expected to get game time during the semi-final.

Tony Kelly will captain the Clare side, he is listed at wing forward but positional switches to the announced team are expected.

Clare GAA have released a special video announcing the team selection with representatives from each club of starting members of the team featured.


It is the third year in a row that the two counties will meet in the All-Ireland semi-final with Clare bidding to reach the All-Ireland final for the first time since 2013. The counties met in this year’s Allianz National Hurling League final where Clare won on a scoreline of 3-16 1-20.

Clare:
1: Eibhear Quilligan (Feakle)

2: Adam Hogan (Feakle)
3: Conor Cleary (St Joseph’s Miltown)
4: Conor Leen (Corofin)

5: Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe)
6: John Conlon (Clonlara)
7: David McInerney (Tulla)

8: David Fitzgerald (Inagh/Kilnamona)
9: Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)

10: Tony Kelly (Ballyea)
11: Mark Rodgers (Scariff)
12: Peter Duggan (Clooney/Quin)

13: Aidan McCarthy (Inagh/Kilnamona)
14: Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg)
15: David Reidy (Éire Óg)

Subs:
16: Cian Broderick (Clarecastle)
17: Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones)
18: Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)
19: Cian Galvin (Clarecastle)
20: Darragh Lohan (Wolfe Tones)
21: Ryan Taylor (Clooney/Quin)
22: Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
23: Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones)
24: Shane Meehan (Banner)
25: Keith Smyth (Killanena)
26: Sean Rynne (Inagh/Kilnamona)

Kilkenny:
1: Eoin Murphy

2: Mikey Butler
3: Huw Lawlor
4: Tommy Walsh

5: David Blanchfield
6: Richie Reid
7: Mikey Carey

8: Cian Kenny
9: Paddy Deegan;

10: Adrian Mullen
11: TJ Reid
12: John Donnelly

13: Martin Keoghan
14: Billy Ryan
15: Eoin Cody.

Subs- Aidan Tallis, Conor Delaney, Shane Murphy, Jordan Molloy, Cillian Buckley, Conor Fogarty, Tom Phelan, Walter Walsh, Owen Wall, Conor Heary, Gearoid Dunne.

 

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