There are two changes on the Kilkenny team for Sunday’s Final from the side that started in the replay against Waterford. Kieran Joyce, who missed out against Waterford in the semi-final replay, returns in place of the injured Michael Fennelly while Kevin Kelly is chosen at corner forward with Mark Bergin dropping to the subs bench.
The team trained for the public in a strong evening sun at Nowlan Park earlier this evening, departing the pitch at Nowlan Park just before 7pm to the rousing sounds of the Rose of Mooncoin.
With all the physical preparation done, the focus now shifts to the mental side of the game before the team and a county of supporters make the pilgrimage to Croke Park on Sunday morning ahead of a 3.30pm throw-in.
3,Joey Holden,Ballyhale Shamrocks
6,Kieran Joyce,Rower Inistioge
8,TJ Reid,Ballyhale Shamrocks
9,Conor Fogarty,Erins Own
10,Walter Walsh,Tullogher Rosbercon
12,Eoin Larkin,James Stephens
13,Kevin Kelly,St Patricks
14,Colin Fennelly,Ballyhale Shamrocks
16,Richie Reid,Ballyhale Shamrocks
17,Jackie Tyrrell,James Stephens
19,Diarmuid Cody,James Stephens
20,Conor O Shea,Clara
24,Mark Bergin,O’Loughlin Gaels
We’ll have full commentary and analysis of Kilkenny vs Tipperary LIVE from Croke Park this Sunday with coverage beginning around 2.30pm on air. Before all that, we kick off All-Ireland Sunday live from the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel from 9AM, getting you fed for the day ahead.
Our live commentary is with thanks to Affidea, Kilkenny.