There was just one change predicted for Tipperary senior hurling team to face Kilkenny and that’s been cemented as John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, whose missed point in 2014 was the difference in sending Kilkenny and Tipperary to a replay, and sure we know what happened after that.
With Bubbles back in contention, Niall O’Meara drops to the bench with O’Dwyer moving top of the right while John McGrath switches to top of the left, and the full Tipperary squad looks as follows.
1,Darren Gleeson, Portroe
2,Cathal Barrett, Holycross-Ballycahill
4,Michael Cahill,Thurles Sarsfields
5,Seamus Kennedy, St. Mary’s
6,Ronan Maher,Thurles Sarsfields
7,Padraic Maher,Thurles Sarsfields
8,Brendan Maher (C),Borris-Ileigh
14,Seamus Callanan,Drom & Inch
The Kilkenny team announced earlier on Friday night saw two changes with Kieran Joyce returning to the starting lineup in place of the injured Michael Fennelly, while Kevin Kelly starts in place of Mark Bergin.
See the full Kilkenny team here.