Brian Cody has made three changes from last weekend’s defeat of Waterford to his Kilkenny side to face Cork on Saturday nightasthe Cats look to goone step closer to the first piece of silverware this year.
Tommy Walsh is replaced at corner-back, with Erins Own clubman Conor Delaney coming into the side.
Captain Richie Reid drops to the bench as Paddy Deegan gets the nod at centre-back, while Eoin Cody makes his first start of the year at left half-forward with Adrian Mullen not in the matchday panel.
Last year’s joint-league winners travel to Pairc Ui Chaoimh to take on an in-form Cork side with the winner facing either Waterford or Wexford in next weekend’s decider.
Throw-in at Pairc Ui Chaoimh is at 7.15pm and you can listen to full live commentary on KCLR with Brendan Hennessy and Michael Walsh on duty.