Shane Prendergast has been picked at centre-back to face Tipperary
Kilkenny have made three changes on the team to play All-Ireland champions, Tipperary in Round 4 of the Allianz League in Semple Stadium tomorrow evening (7pm).
Shane Prendergast comes in at centre-back in place of Kieran Joyce, who retired injured at half time in the win over Cork last Sunday. The centre-back from that game, Jason Cleere, has moved to No. 7.
In attack, Liam Blanchfield and Alan Murphy have won places on the full forward line, replacing the injured Richie Leahy and Conor Martin.
Darren Brennan from the St Lachtain's (Freshford) club will take his place on the bench as sub goalie.
Tipperary are unbeaten in the League and are through to the knock-out stages. Kilkenny won one of their three games.
Kilkenny (SH v Tipperary) - Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, Padraig Walsh, Conor O'Shea; Conor Fogarty, Shane Prendergast, Jason Cleere; Paddy Deegan, Cillian Buckley; Richie Hogan, T.J. Reid, Colin Fennelly; Alan Murphy, Liam Blanchfield, Walter Walsh. Subs - D. Brennan, J. Holden, K. Joyce, C. Delaney, E. Cody, M. Walsh, O. Walsh, C. Martin, J. Maher, S. Morrissey, M. Malone.
Tipperary's side includes 10 of the starting 15 which lined out against Kilkenny in last year's All-Ireland final with recent injury concerns, Donagh Maher and Niall O'Meara passed fit to start.
Tipperary team - Daragh Mooney; Donagh Maher, James Barry, Michael Cahill; Tomás Hamill, Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher (capt); Sean Curran, Michael Breen; Dan McCormack, Niall O'Meara, Noel McGrath; John O'Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, John McGrath.
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