Walter Walsh - he comes into the starting team
Kilkenny have made four changes from the team beaten by Waterford last weekend to face Clare in round two of the Allianz National Hurling League in Ennis on Sunday.
Evan Cody (Dicksboro) comes in at No. 2 and following a reshuffle in defence, Cillian Buckley moves to midfield.
In attack, Walter Walsh, Richie Leahy and Kevin Kelly make the starting XV, the latter who will make his first start of the season. Conor Delaney of Erin's Own and James Maher of St Lachtain's are additions to the subs bench.
Kilkenny - Eoin Murphy, Evan Cody, Padraig Walsh, Conor O'Shea, Joey Holden, Paul Murphy, Kieran Joyce, Conor Fogarty, Cillian Buckley, Liam Blanchfield, T.J. Reid, Richie Leahy, Richie Hogan, Walter Walsh, Kevin Kelly. Subs - R. Reid, S. Prendergast, M. Walsh, R. Lennon, C. Delaney, P. Deegan, O. Waslh, J.J. Farrell, C. Martin, S. Morrissey, J. Maher.
Clare (v Kilkenny) - Donal Tuohy, Oisín O'Brien, Cian Dillon, Seadna Morey, Brendan Bugler, Conor Cleary, Jamie Shanahan, David Fitzgerald,David Reidy, Aaron Cunningham, Podge Collins, Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge), Aron Shanagher, John Conlon, Shane O Donnell.