*David McInerney. Photograph: Martin Connolly
Clare’s final outing of this year’s Allianz National Hurling League takes place at 3pm on Saturday with manager Brian Lohan making two changes for the visit of Kilkenny to Ennis.
David Reidy and Ryan Taylor enter the starting team in place of Paidi Fitzpatrick and Shane O’Donnell.
There is a lift for the Banner County as 2020 interim captain David McInerney is listed among the substitutes for the first time this year. The 2013 All-Ireland winner had been struggling with a quad injury throughout Clare’s involvement in the NHL this year.
Colm Galvin retains his place in Lohan’s starting fifteen after impressing in his first start in two years when Clare defeated Dublin 0-34 2-23 last Saturday.
Lohan has named the same full-back line while there are further positional changes throughout the field.
Brian Cody’s Kilkenny have already secured top spot in Division 1B but both counties will aiming to deliver strong performances as championship edges closer. TJ Reid, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan and Walter Walsh are all included in the Cats fifteen.
1. Eibhear Quilligan (Feakle)
2. Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones)
3. Conor Cleary (St Joseph’s Miltown)
4. Aaron Fitzgerald (Éire Óg)
5. Diarmuid Ryan (Cratloe)
6. John Conlon (Clonlara) (Captain)
7. Aidan McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
8. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
9. Tony Kelly (Ballyea)
10. David Reidy (Éire Óg)
11. Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
12. Ryan Taylor (Clooney-Quin)
13. Mark Rodgers (Scariff)
14. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones)
15. Ian Galvin (Clonlara)
16. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)
17. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
18. David McInerney (Tulla)
19. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)
20. Gary Cooney (O’Callaghan’s Mills)
21. Jack Browne (Ballyea)
22. Paul Flanagan (Ballyea)
23. Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona)
24. Cian Nolan (Smith O’Brien’s)
25. Domhnall McMahon (Michael Cusack’s)
26. Stiofan McMahon (Broadford)
1: Eoin Murphy (Glenroe)
2: Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)
3: Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels)
4: Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)
5: Darragh Corcoran (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
6: Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
7: Conor Browne (James Stephens)
8: Richie Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
9: Richie Leahy (Rower Instioge)
10: Adrian Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
11: Walter Walsh (Tullogher-Rosbercon)
12: Bill Ryan (Grague Ballycallan)
13: James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks)
14: TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15: Eoin Cody (Ballyhale Shamrocks)