Reigning Division 1 champions Dublin have named their team to face Tyrone's in Saturday's eagerly awaited clash in Croke Park, with Eoghan O'Gara starting at full-forward in place of Kevin McManamon in the only change from the side that defeated Cavan last Sunday.
Dublin: Stephen Cluxton; Philly McMahon, Michael Fitzsimons, Eric Lowndes; James McCarthy, John Small, Jack McCaffrey; Brian Fenton, Michael D Macauley; Niall Scully, Paul Mannion, Ciarán Kilkenny; Jason Whelan, Eoghan O'Gara, Dean Rock.
Tyrone will be without All Star midfielder Mattie Donnelly as they look for a first win over the Dubs since 2013.
Donnelly suffered his second head injury in seven months during last week’s defeat of Roscommon and left the field of play in the opening quarter.
Pádraig McNulty comes into the starting XV, while the other change to the team sees Niall Morgan return between the posts.
Tyrone team v Dublin: Niall Morgan, Pádraig Hampsey, Ronan McNamee, Cathal McCarron, Tiernan McCann, Peter Harte, Jonathan Monroe, Colm Cavanagh, Padraig McNulty, Conor Meyler, Niall Sludden, Declan McClure, Darren McCurry, Cathal McShane, Ronan O’Neill.
Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has selected 10 of the 15 men who started the All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary for Sunday's Allianz Hurling League Division 1A opener against Waterford.
Conor O'Shea, Ollie Walsh, Pat Lyng and Sean Morrissey will make their debuts for the Cats as Padraig Walsh starts in the unfamiliar role of full-back.
Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy, Joey Holden, Padraig Walsh; Conor O Shea, Paul Murphy, Kieran Joyce, Cillian Buckley; Ollie Walsh, Conor Fogarty; Pat Lyng, TJ Reid, Sean Morrissey; Jonjo Farrell, Liam Blanchfield, Richie Hogan.
Waterford, likewise, stick with 10 of the side who lost out to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Stephen Daniels makes his first League start since 2013.
Waterford: Ian O'Regan; Shane Fives, Barry Coughlan, Noel Connors; Tadhg de Burca, Stephen Daniels, Mikey Kearney;Jamie Barron, Conor Gleeson; Kevin Moran , Pauric Mahony, Michael Walsh; Patrick Curran, Tom Devine, Shane Bennett.
Ahead of their Allianz HL Division 1A opener against Dublin at GAA HQ, Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has handed league debuts to Steven O'Brien (Ballina) and Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields).
Padraic Maher will captain the side.
The Dublin team includes last year's minor captain Patrick Smyth, who starts at corner back.
Tipperary: Daragh Mooney; Donagh Maher, James Barry, John O'Keeffe; Tomás Hamill, Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher (capt); Brendan Maher, Kieran Bergin; Steven O'Brien, Jason Forde, Noel McGrath; John O'Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, Aidan McCormack
Dublin: Gary Maguire; Patrick Smyth, Eoghan O'Connell, Shane Barrett; Chris Crummey, Liam Rushe, Seán McGrath; Ben Quinn, Dómhnall Fox; Cian O'Sullivan, Niall McMorrow, Ryan O'Dwyer; Oisín O'Rourke, Dónal Burke, Fionntán MacGib.
The Kerry team to take on Mayo in their Division 1 Allianz FL clash with Mayo in Tralee on Saturday evening shows three changes from the side which defeated Donegal in the opening round.
Ronan Shanahan of Austin Stacks, comes into the side at corner back for his first competitive game in a Kerry jersey, Jack Barry makes his first full league debut having played in midfield for all but the first four minutes of the game against Donegal and former Kerry minor, U21 and junior player Adrian Spillane gets his league start in the half forward line.
This trio replace Shane Enright (following the return to play protocol after injury) Jason Foley and Tom O’Sullivan respectively, who are listed in the subs.
Mayo manager Stephen Rochford makes just once change to the team that was beaten at home last weekend by Monaghan, with Tom Parsons replacing Danny Kirby.
Kirby was taken off in last weekends defeat with a foot injury but it is hoped he will be fit to take his place on the bench tomorrow night having missed training on Tuesday night.
Kerry: Brian Kelly; Ronan Shanahan, Mark Griffin, Killian Young; Jonathan Lyne, Peter Crowley, Tadhg Moreley; David Moran, Jack Barry; Adrian Spillane, Paul Murphy, Donnchadh Walsh; Jack Savage, Paul Geaney, James O'Donoghue.
Mayo: David Clarke; Donie Newcombe, Keith Higgins, Paddy Durcan; Colm Boyle, Stephen Coen, David Drake, Donal Vaughan, Tom Parsons, Fergal Boland, Kevin McLoughlin, Jason Doherty; Evan Regan, Alan Freeman, Cillian O'Connor
Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke has decided to stick to a winning formula and has named an unchanged team for Sunday’s clash with neighbours Cavan in Castleblayney.
It will be the same fifteen that opening their Allianz League campaign with a 1-11 to 0-12 victory over Mayo in Castlebar last weekend.
Monaghan team v Cavan: Rory Beggan; Fintan Kelly, Drew Wylie, Ryan Wylie; Kieran Duffy, Neil McAdam, Colin Walshe; Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes; Karl O'Connell, Shane Carey, Gavin Doogan; Conor McCarthy, Thomas Kerr, Conor McManus.
Tipperary football manager keeps faith with the same starting XV that defeated Antrim for their Division 3 clash with Sligo.
Tipperary: Evan Comerford; Alan Campbell, Paddy Codd, Willie Connors; Kevin Fahey, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan; Alan Moloney, Martin Dunne; Josh Keane, Liam <cGrath, Brian Fox (capt); Conor Sweeney, Michael Quinlivan, Philip Austin.
Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston gives five players their first league start for the date with Clare at Páirc Uí Rinn.
The quintet - Shane Kingston, Mark Coleman David Griffin, Luke Meade and Darragh Fitzgibbon - are all U21 and are part of a Rebels XV that started the year well with victory in the Munster SHL.
Sixmilebridge pair Jamie Shanahan and Cathal Malone will make their league debuts for Clare
The Banner, now under the management Donal Moloney and Gerry O'Connor, also include Ballyea’s Tony Kelly after his heroics last week in the All-Ireland club semi-final and will captain the side on the night.
Shanahan will line out at wing-back while Cathal Malone joins John Conlon and Podge Collins in the half-forward line.
Cork: Anthony Nash; Killian Burke, Colm Spillane, David Griffin; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Mark Coleman; Bill Cooper, Daniel Kearney; Seamus Harnedy, Luke Meade, Shane Kingston; Alan Cadaogan, Patrick Horgan, Darragh Fitzgibbon
Clare: Donal Tuohy, Jack Browne, Cian Dillon, Seadna Morey, Brendan Bugler, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan, Shane Golden, Tony Kelly (c), John Conlon, Podge Collins, Cathal Malone, Aron Shanagher, David Reidy, Shane O’Donnell
Ger Cunningham has named the Dublin team to take on Tipperary in their Division 1A opener against Tipperary at Croke Park.
Goalkeeper Aiden McCabe will captain the Kerry hurlers in for their Division 1B encounter against Laois in Tralee.
Kerry: Aiden McCabe; Sean Weir, Rory Horgan, Bryan Murphy; Paul Costello, Patrick Kelly, Darren Dineen; Paudie O'Connor, Colum Harty; Jack Goulding, Mikey Boyle, Daniel Collins; Jordan Conway, Padraig Boyle, Shane Nolan.