Leinster's Andy Dunne, on his way to Harlequins in London, has been selected at out-half for Clontarrf in the AIL final at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Regular three-quarter Conor Mahony has been omitted.
Darragh O'Shea moves into the centre and Dave Hewit slips back to full back from fly-half.
Ballymena centre Huw Jones looks like beating the clock to take his place alongside Matt Waterhouse.
BALLYMENA (v Clontarf): P Wallace; J Topping, M Waterhouse, H Jones/A Maxwell, S Young; A Larkin, P Spence/A Munson; N McKernan, P Shields, B Young, M Blair, G Longwell, M McCullough, N McMillan, R Nelson.
CLONTARF: D Hewitt; N O'Brien, D O'Shea, J Downey, O Winchester; A Dunne, M Walls; W O'Kelly, B Jackman, A Clarke, A Wood, B Gissing, D Quinn, S O'Donnell, D Moore