KILDARE senior hurling manager, David Herity, has made four changes in personnel on the team that will start Round 2 of the Kehoe Cup against Westmeath in Raharney on Sunday, throw in 2pm.
Into the team for Sunday come, Sean Bean (Maynooth), in goals, Sean Christianseen (Clane) at right half back as well as Cathal McCabe (Maynooth) and Johnny Byrne (Coill Dubh) at right and left half forward respectively.
Herity obviously still has to contend with the absence of his Naas 12, who will be in action in the AIB All Ireland Club semi-final in Ballinasloe around the same time, (why the clash) but the likes of Paul Divilly and Niall O Muineachain are not too far off returning to full fitness.
After a strong start against Carlow in Round 1, the inexperienced Kildare team, with eight debutants, eventually went under in Round 1 last weekend after Carlow brought on their big guns at half time. Westmeath, meanwhile, had an eight point victory over Meath last Sunday.
Kildare Hurling Team to face Westmeath in Round 2 of the Kehoe Cup in Raharney on Sunday at 2pm, Referee Padraig Dunne (Laois)
1 Sean Bean (Maynooth)
2 Tom Finnerty (Celbridge)
3 James Dolan (Eire Og Corra Choill)
4 Cathal Derivan (Leixlip)
5 Sean Christianseen (Clane)
6 Mark Delaney (Coill Dubh)
7 Paul Dolan (Eire Og Corra Choill)
8 Jack Travers (Leixlip)
9 Cian Bracken (Leixlip)
10 Cathal McCabe (Maynooth)
11 Pat Leahy (Celbridge)
12 Johnny Byrne (Coill Dubh)
13 Conor Kielty (Eire Og Corra Choill)
14 David Qualter (Maynooth)
15 Gerry Keegan (Celbridge)
16 Paddy McKenna (Clane)
17 Micheal Hogan (Maynooth)
18 Rossa Stapleton (Garryspillane)
19 Colman O’Donovan (Celbridge)
20 Frank Bass (Confey)
21 Andy Shanagher (Celbridge)
22 Conor Treacy (Celbridge)
23 Jamie Connolly (Celbridge)
Manager: David Herity
Selectors: Nigel O’Hara, Deckie O’Toole, Paul Dermody and Sam Ryall