KILKENNY HAVE MADE five changes to the side that lost to Galway, ahead of their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Limerick at the weekend.
Kieran Joyce comes in for the injured Brian Hogan, while Michael Rice and Michael Fennelly start in midfield.
JJ Delaney and Aidan Fogarty have also been given the nod to start.
Paddy Hogan, Cillian Buckley, Noel Hickey and TJ Reid are all named on the substitutes bench.
KILKENNY SH: 1.David Herity (Dunnamaggin); 2. Paul Murphy (Danesfort), 3. JJ Delaney (Fenians), 4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens); 5.Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan), 6.Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge), 7. Richie Doyle (Barrow Rangers); 8. Michael Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 9. Michael Rice (Carrickshock); 10. Eoin Larkin (Capt.) (James Stephens), 11. Richie Power (Carrickshock), 12. Henry Shefflin (Ballyhale Shamrocks); 13. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 14.Richie Hogan (Danesfort), 15.Aidan Fogarty (Emeralds). Subs: 16.Eoin Murphy (Glenmore), 17. Noel Hickey (Dunnamaggin), 18.Conor Fogarty (Erin’s Own), 19. John Tennyson (Carrickshock), 20. Paddy Hogan (Danesfort), 21. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro), 22.T.J. Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks), 23.Matthew Ruth (James Stephens), 24.Thomas Breen (St. Martin’s), 25.Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon), 26.Mark Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels).