Waterford manager Paraic Fanning has included Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh in his first starting 15 for the 2019 season against Cork this evening.
Walsh will officially begin his 17th season in a Waterford jersey when the Deise men take on the Rebels in the Munster senior hurling league at Mallow.
The Stradbally man is named at left half-back while Noel Connors captains the side from left corner-back, with Shane Fives at number three and Jamie Barron and Brian O’Halloran partnering one another at midfield.
Stephen Bennett will lead the attack from full-forward while young sharpshooter DJ Foran is included in the half-forward line with Kevin Moran and Mikey Kearney.
Throw-in at Mallow is at 7.30pm.
Waterford (Munster SHL v Cork): Billy Nolan; Shane McNulty, Shane Fives, Noel Connors; Jordan Henley, Mark O’Brien, Michael Walsh; Jamie Barron, Brian O’Halloran; Kevin Moran, Mikey Kearney, DJ Foran; Thomas Ryan, Stephen Bennett, Colm Roche