Tipperary boss Michael Ryan has handed a first start to Thurles Sarsfields' Billy McCarthy for tomorrow night's Division 1A Round 4 meeting with Kilkenny at Nowlan Park.
McCarthy starts at centre-forward in a side which doesn't include any UL players, as Ryan has kept his word to rest those players involved in tomorrow's Fitzgibbon Cup final with this selection.
Niall O'Meara makes his first start of the campaign in a full-forward line which is made up of the Kilruane MacDonaghs sharpshooter, Michael Breen and Ger Browne. Browne, Alan Flynn, Tomas Hamill, Seamus Kennedy and Cathal Barrett also come in with McCarthy and O'Meara
Throw-in is at 7pm.
Tipperary (HL1A v Kilkenny): Darragh Mooney; Alan Flynn, Tomás Hamill, Sean O'Brien; Seamus Kennedy, James Barry, Cathal Barrett; Brendan Maher, Ronan Maher; Sean Curran, Billy McCarthy, Patrick Maher; Ger Browne, Michael Breen, Niall O'Meara
As the Tipperary hurlers make the short trip to Nowlan Park for their Allianz League Division 1A Round 4 clash with Kilkenny this Sunday, Manager Mick Ryan has kept to his word by not including any of his four UL players in the panel for this weekend. Team lines out as follows pic.twitter.com/f5ZqKL3bGX- Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) February 23, 2018