KILKENNY welcome back JJ Delaney to the full back position as Brian Cody has announced his team to face Limerick on Sunday.
In a major reshuffle since the Leinster Final defeat to Galway, Delaney comes in at full back and Kieran Joyce is named at centre back. Also All-Star midfield pairing Michael Rice and Michael Fennelly make therir first chsampionship starts of the year in a boost for the Cats.
The entire attack is reshuffled, with Richie Power named at centre forward and there is also the return from long term injury - Aidan Fogarty - to the starting fifteen.
The team, to play Limerick in Thurles this Sunday is David Herity; Paul Murphy, JJ Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell; Tommy Walsh, Kieran Joyce, Richie Doyle; Michael Fennelly, Michael Rice; Eoin Larkin (capt), Richie Power, Henry Shefflin; Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan, Aidan Fogarty.
Subs Eoin Murphy, Noel Hickey, Conor Fogarty, John Tennyson, Paddy Hogan, Cillian Buckley, TJ Reid, Matthew,Ruth, Tomas Breen, Walter Walsh.