Kilkenny have made one change to their to side to face Tipperary in Sunday's All-Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park.

Cillian Buckley replaces Richie Leahy at midfield, a swap that Brian Cody made halfway through the semi-final victory over Limerick.

Three-time All-Ireland winner Buckley struggled in the quarter-final win over Cork as he returned from injury but looked back his best against the Treaty.

Former Hurler of the Year Richie Hogan starts at corner-forward despite speculation he was carrying a knee injury.

Tipperary have named an unchanged team.

Séamus Kennedy, a late replacement for James Barry ahead of the Wexford clash in the last four, holds onto his place.

Kennedy was named at full-back the last day but was employed primarily in the half-back line. Barry Heffernan is named at 3, while Ronan Maher, who usually lines out at 6 is named in the corner.

John McGrath, red carded in the semi-final, retains his place up front.

Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, Huw Lawlor, Joey Holden; Conor Fogarty, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan; Conor Browne, Cillian Buckley; John Donnelly, TJ Reid, Walter Walsh; Adrian Mullen, Colin Fennelly; Richie Hogan.

Tipperary: Brian Hogan; Cathal Barrett, Barry Heffernan, Ronan Maher; Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher, Seamus Kennedy; Noel McGrath, Michael Breen; Dan McCormack, John O'Dwyer, Niall O'Meara; Jason Forde, Séamus Callanan, John McGrath.

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