Having beaten Galway by four points in the semi-final, the Cats have made three changes. Jackie Tyrrell, who has shared the centre-back berth with Brian Hogan and Lester Ryan during the campaign, returns at number six. He is joined by Joey Holden at right half-back, taking over from Pádraig Walsh, who moves to midfield alongside Michael Fennelly. Richie Hogan, midfield against Galway, is now at right half-forward with Walter Walsh missing out despite playing all previous seven games.
In the full-forward line, Richie Power replaces his brother John, reversing the change made in the previous game. Eoin Larkin returns from injury and is named among the substitutes.
Antrim, who take on Carlow in the Leinster SHC preliminary section at Dr Cullen Park (3pm), have named an unchanged side from that which started last week’s win over Westmeath.
Laois take on Westmeath tomorrow (Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3pm). Conor Dunne and Patrick Whelan form a new midfield while Ross King is named at full-forward.
In the Christy Ring Cup, Kerry face Derry today at 1pm in Austin Stack Park. In defence Dougie Fitzell replaces Darragh O’Connell. Up front, Mikey Boyle and David Butler replace Brendan O’Leary and Keith Carmody.
KILKENNY (SH v Tipperary): E Murphy (Glenmore); P Murphy (Danesfort), JJ Delaney (Fenians), B Kennedy (St Lachtain’s); J Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks), J Tyrrell (James Stephens), C Buckley (Dicksboro); M Fennelly (Ballyhale), P Walsh (Tullaroan); R Hogan (Danesfort), C Fennelly (Ballyhale), TJ Reid (Ballyhale); R Power (Carrickshock), M Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels), H Shefflin (Ballyhale). Subs: D Herity (Dunnamaggin), T Walsh (Tullaroan), B Hogan (O’Loughlin Gaels), K Joyce (Rower Inistioge), C Fogarty (Erin’s Own), M Walsh (Young Irelands), L Ryan (Clara), W Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon), E Larkin (James Stephens), A Fogarty (Emerlds), J Farrell (Thomastown).
ANTRIM (SH v Carlow): C O’Connell (Loughgiel Shamrocks); O McFadden (Loughgiel) , C McKinley (Cú Chullain), C Johnson (Naomh Eoin); E Campbell (Ruairí Óg), N McAuley (Mac Uilin), N McManus (Ruairí Óg); D Hamill (Shane O’Neills), B McFall (Naomh Eoin); C Carson (Ruairí Óg), P Shiels (Cú Chulainn), S Beatty (O’Donovan Rossa); C Clarke (Mac Uilin), M Donnelly (Mac Uilin), PJ O’Connell
LAOIS (SH v Westmeath): E Reilly (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); JA Delaney (Clough Ballacolla), B Campion (Rathdowney Errill), B Stapleton (Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton); J Fitzpatrick (Rathdowney Errill), M Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton), D Palmer (Camross); C Dunne (The Harps), P Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton); J Purcell (Rathdowney Errill), W Hyland (Clough Ballacolla), S Maher (Clough Ballacolla); N Foyle (Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton), R King (Rathdowney Errill), T Fitzgerald (Portlaoise).
KERRY (SH v Derry): T Flynn (Causeway); B Murphy (Causeway), T Murnane (Kilmoyley), D Fitzell (Kilmoyley); S Weir (Crotta O’Neills), D Dineen (St Brendan’s), T Casey (Causeway); J Griffin (Lixnaw), J Egan (St Brendan’s); M Boyle (Ballyduff), D Collins (Kilmoyley), C Harty (Causeway); P Boyle (Ballyduff), D Butler (Knockavilla Donaskeigh), S Nolan (Crotta O’Neills). Subs: N Leen (Ballyduff), D O’Connell (Abbeydorney), K Carmody (Causeway), B O’Leary (Abbeydorney), J Leahy (Causeway), P O’Connor (Causeway), P O’Connor (Kilmoyley), P Lucid (Ballyheigue), J Casey (Ballyheigue), A Boyle (Ballyduff), A Fealy (Causeway), B Brosnan (Lixnaw).