All-Ireland U21 hurling champions Kilkenny have made two changes from the team that saw off Galway in the semi-final for Saturday’s final against Tipperary in Nowlan Park.
Sean O’Neill and Owen Reid replace John Phelan and Brian Dowling at right and left half-forward respectively.
The team also includes three players who figured in the All-Ireland senior hurling final loss to Cork last Sunday.
Wing-back Tommy Walsh played the full 70 minutes, while corner-forward James Fitzpatrick was replaced and Conor Phelan came on from the bench.
KILKENNY (U21 v Tipperary): D Herrity; S Maher, J Tennyson, M Fennelly; T Walsh, PJ Delaney, C Hoyne; S Hennessy, P Cleere; S O’Neill, W O’Dwyer, O Reid; J Fitzpatrick, C Phelan, R Power.