Bennettsbridge duo Jason Cleere and Liam Blanchfield have been called up to the Kilkenny team as part of four changes from last weekend's nine-point defeat to Limerick.
They are joined in the starting 15 by Alan Murphy, younger brother of goalkeeper Eoin and Mullinavat's Ger Malone as the Cats prepare to take on old foes Tipperary in the Allianz HL Division 1A on Sunday afternoon (throw-in 2pm).
Kilkenny (Allianz HL v Tipperary): Eoin Murphy; Paul Murphy, Conor Delaney, Tommy Walsh; Conor Fogarty, Paddy Deegan, Jason Cleere; Padraig Walsh, Alan Murphy; John Donnelly, Walter Walsh, Ger Malone; Billy Ryan, Liam Blanchfield, Martin Keoghan.
Subs: Conor O'Shea, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Michael Carey, Michael Cody, Richie Leahy, Richie Hogan, James Maher, Pat Lyng, Conor Martin, Luke Scanlon, Niall Brassil.
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