Kilkenny have made two changes to the team that beat Galway for Sunday’s Allianz NHL Final against Tipperary at Nowlan Park.

Richie Power and Walter Walsh are both ruled out through injury, with Michael Fennelly and Cillian Buckley returning to the side at midfield and wing-forward respectively.

Michael Dempsey and Martin Fogarty, who are deputising on the sideline for the absent Brian Cody, have also moved Michael Rice from midfield to centre-forward.

Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy, Paul Murphy, J.J. Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell, Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Kieran Joyce, Lester Ryan, Michael Fennelly, Cillian Buckley, Michael Rice, Eoin Larkin, Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan, Aidan Fogarty. 

Marty Morrissey looks back over the age-old hurling rivalry between Kilkenny and Tipperary


Live radio coverage of the Allianz NHL Final, Kilkenny v Tipperary, from 14:00 on Sunday 5 May on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ RnaG and RTÉ.ie (Worldwide). Highlights of all the weekend’s action on League Sunday on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Ireland only) from 20:00.