KILDARE U20 Hurling Manager, Pat English, makes two changes on his team for Tuesday’s Round 2 Leinster Championship game against Wexford in St Conleth’s Park, Throw-in 7.30pm.
Harry Dunne (Maynooth) and Conor Treacy (Celbridge), who made telling contributions when introduced in that nail-biting victory over Carlow a week ago, have been included from the start for the Wexford game. It was Treacy’s 46th minute goal, off the bench, which contributed to Kildare getting back into the game at a crucial stage.
Dunne is now at midfield alongside the impressive Conan Boran while Treacy takes up the left corner position with senior player, Cathal McCabe moving out to left half forward. The backline remains untouched.
As well as Treacy’s Paul Dolan’s point deep in injury time won the game in Netwatch Cullen Park and Liam Dempsey’s 0-13 from frees did the damage but overall it was the determination and never say die attitude of the entire team that actually won the day against Carlow.
A repeat performance on Tuesday night will surely put them in the shake up against firm favourites, Wexford, who come into the game cold.
Kildare U20 Team for Leinster Championship Round 2
1 Sean Burke (Naas)
2 Peter O’Donoghue (Naas)
3 John McKeown (Naas)
4 Matthew Eustace (Maynooth)
5 Rossa Stapleton (Garryspillane)
6 Cian Shanahan (Clane)
7 Paul Dolan (Eire Og Corra Choill)
8 Conan Boran (Naas)
9 Harry Dunne (Maynooth)
10 Muiris Curtin (Moorefield)
11 Liam Dempsey (Eire Og Corra Choill)
12 Cathal McCabe (Maynooth)
13 Daragh Melville (Leixlip)
14 Ferran O’Sullivan (Naas)
15 Conor Treacy (Celbridge)