The Tipperary Senior Hurling team to play Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League final on Sunday next at Nowlan Park has five changes from the team which defeated Dublin in the semi-final.
Darren Gleeson, Paul Curran, Kieran Bergin, Conor O’Brien and Eoin Kelly will start in place of Brendan Cummins, Paddy Stapleton, Donagh Maher, Jason Forde and Pa Bourke.
Killenaule’s Kieran Bergin is a surprise inclusion and makes his league debut in the final, having already played minor and u-21 for Tipperary
Former All Ireland winning captain Eoin Kelly returns at full forward with Lar Corbett at centre half forward.
The goalkeeper rotation policy means that Brendan Cummins makes way for Darren Gleeson.
The team is: Darren Gleeson (Portroe), Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Kieran Bergin (Killenaule), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Conor O’Brien (Eire Og Annacarty Donohill), Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch) Captain; Seamus Callanan (Drom and Inch), Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields), Patrick Maher (Lorrha and Dorrha), Shane Bourke (JK Brackens), Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney).