Lester Ryan and Colin Fennelly return to the Kilkenny starting team for Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier showdown with Tipperary at Nowlan Park.
Ryan has been named at midfield, while Fennelly is handed the No 13 berth. Cillian Buckley and TJ Reid are the players to make way as part of the changes to the side that lost to Dublin last weekend
The latter is believed to have picked up an injury, but is named among the subs.
Henry Shefflin, Paul Murphy and Michael Fennelly are not included in the match day panel
Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy; Conor Fogarty, JJ Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell; Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Kieran Joyce; Michael Rice, Lester Ryan; Walter Walsh, Richie Power, Eoin Larkin; Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan, Aidan Fogarty.
Tipperary named their team last night, reacalling Lar Corbett and Eoin Kelly.
Tipperary: Brendan Cummins, Paddy Stapleton, Paul Curran, Michael Cahill, Conor O’Brien, Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher, Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath, Patrick Maher, Noel McGrath, John O’Brien, John O’Dwyer, Eoin Kelly, Lar Corbett
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