Lisgoold clubman Cronin (no.11 above), holder of an All-Ireland JFC medal, partners Paul Haughney in a new-look midfield while Patrick Collins comes in in goal and Shane O’Neill and Lorcan McLoughlin are included in midfield. Anthony Nash, the injured Mark Ellis, Cormac Murphy, Daniel Kearney and Patrick Cronin are the players to miss out.
Brian Cody’s son Diarmuid comes into the Kilkenny team at midfield while Paul Murphy and Conor Martin are also additions. Lester Ryan, Jackie Tyrrell and James Maher drop to the bench.
Tipperary, who face Galway, have three changes following the loss to Waterford. Kieran Bergin and Adrian Ryan get their first start in this season’s league, Bergin lines out at centre forward having returned to action as a substitute last week while Ryan is picked at right corner forward. The other change sees Niall O’Meara getting the nod at top of the left.
P Collins (Ballinhassig); K Burke (Midleton), D Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), S McDonnell (Glen Rovers); S O’Neill (Bishopstown), C Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), L McLoughlin (Kanturk); P Haughney (Midleton), J Cronin (Lisgoold); B Lawton (Castlemartyr), B Cooper ( Youghal), C Lehane (Midleton); L O’Farrell (Midleton), S Harnedy (St Ita’s), P Horgan (Glen Rovers).
A Nash (Kanturk), S Murphy (Blackrock), C O’Sullivan (Sarsfields), W Egan (Kilbrin), C Murphy (Mallow), N Cashman (Blackrock), D Kearney (Sarsfields), C Cormack (Blackrock), P O’Sullivan (Cloyne), S Moylan (Douglas), W Leahy (Aghada).
R Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks); Paul Murphy (Danesfort), J Holden (Ballyhale Shamrocks), S Prendergast (Clara); P Walsh (Tullaroan), K Joyce (Rower-Inistioge), C Buckley (Dicksboro); C Fogarty (Erin’s Own), D Cody (James Stephens); C Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks, TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks), C Martin (Emeralds); W Walsh (Tullogher-Rosbercon), R Hogan (Danesfort), K Kelly (St Patrick’s).
D Gleeson (Portroe); C Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill), T Hamill (Moyne-Templetuohy), M Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields); B Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg), R Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields); B Maher (Borrisoleigh), M Breen (Ballina); N McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), K Bergin (Killenaule), Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha); A Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), J McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), N O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs).
B Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha), J Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane), S Callanan (Drom & Inch), D McCormack (Borrisoleigh), L McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), K Morris (Moycarkey-Borris), C O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty), J O’Dwyer (Killenaule), D Quinn (Nenagh Éire Óg), G Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), W Ryan (Clonakenny).
S O’Keeffe (Ballygunner); S Fives (Tourin), B Coughlan (Ballygunner), N Connors (Passage); A Gleeson (Mount Sion), D Fives (Tourin), P Mahony (Ballygunner); J Barron (Fourmilewater), T Devine (Modeligo); K Moran (De La Salle), S Bennett (Ballysaggart), M Walsh (Stradbally); P Curran (Dungarvan), J Dillon (De La Salle), C Dunford (Colligan).