Galway unchanged, two for Cats
Galway have kept faith with the side that drew with Kilkenny three weeks ago for Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final replay but they could yet be forced into a change.
Manager Anthony Cunningham appeared to have no injury worries heading into the replay, but goalkeeper James Skehill suffered an injury during a training session on Friday evening.
Skehill is believed to have dislocated his shoulder during the session but that will not be confirmed until after tests in hospital.
Kilkenny, meanwhile, have made two changes to their starting line-up with Cillian Buckley and Walter Walsh drafted in.
Buckley impressed when he came on for Michael Ride during the semi-final win over Tipperary and he will take his place at left half forward.
Walsh will start at full-forward with Aidan Fogarty and Colin Fennelly both dropping to the bench.
Galway: James Skehill; Johnny Coen, Kevin Hynes, Fergal Moore; Niall Donoghue, Tony Og Regan, David Collins; Iarlaith Tannian, Andy Smith, David Burke, Niall Burke, Cyril Donnellan; Damien Hayes, Joe Canning, James Regan.
Kilkenny: David Herity; Paul Murphy, J J Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell; Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Kieran Joyce; Richie Hogan, Michael Fennelly; Cillian Buckley, Richie Power, Eoin Larkin; T J Reid, Walter Walsh, Henry Shefflin.by: Michelle, September 28, 2012