Kildare have made three changes to their team ahead of tomorrow afternoon's game against Derry in Division 2B of the National Hurling league.
Celbridge's Niall O'Muinneachain returned from a long term injury in the victory over Warwickshire and he makes his first start of the year in place of Kevin Whelan at midfield.
The other two changes take place in the full forward line with Bernard Deay and James Burke being replaced by Cathal Dowling and Barry Cormack.
Burke went off injured during the Warwickshire game but despite not starting he is still deemed fit enough to take his place on the bench while Deay drops out completely.
One of last year's Christy Ring team of the year recipients Jack Sheridan is also back on the matchday panel after sitting out the early part of the season.
This is a game that Kildare will have likely targeted and after relatively comfortable victories over Donegal and Warwickshire, David Herity is bound to find out more abut his team here.
While Kildare will be fully expecting to get the victory, their opponents will be in the exact same position having also won their first two games.
The game is a repeat of the 2018 Christy Ring up semi-final and Kildare will be hoping for a similar result.
Throw-in at St.Conleths Park is at 2.00
Kildare team to play Derry:
- Paddy McKenna - Clane
- Cathal Derivan - Leixlip
- John Doran - Leixlip
- James Dolan- Eire Og Chorrachoill
- Rian Boran - Naas
- Martin Fitzgerald - Ardclough
- Diarmuid Cahill - Coill Dubh
- Niall O'Muinneachain - Celbridge
- Ross Kelly - Naas
- Paul Divilly - Confey
- Brian Byrne - Naas
- Conor Dowing- Naas
- Barry Cormack - Eire Og Chorrachoill
- Cathal Dowling- Naas
- Caolan Smith - Clane
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