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Changes Expected For Both Sides Ahead Of All Ireland Final

Changes Expected For Both Sides Ahead Of All Ireland Final
By Conor O'Leary
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Both Kilkenny and Tipperary are expected to make changes to their line-ups for Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final showpiece.

Both teams are only expected to make one change - with Kilkenny making an enforced switch due to Michael Fennelly's season-ending injury.

Fennelly ruptured his Achilles tendon in the semi-final replay win over Waterford, and Brian Cody has a few options for his replacement. The favourite to take the spot is Kieran Joyce - who had been dropped for that replay after finding it tough against Austin Gleeson in the first outing in the semi-final.

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It would be some sort of deja-vu for Joyce, who was called in from the cold in 2014 to start in the All-Ireland final against Tipperary to mark Patrick Maher out of the game. His performance that day earned consideration for man of the match, and his return would allow Kilkenny to shift Conor Fogarty back into midfield where he is more comfortable.

The only other selection conundrum for Kilkenny would be to recall Jonjo Farrell after his impressive early season form, or stick with Liam Blanchfield - who had a solid outing against Waterford.

Tipperary are expected to go against Lar Corbett's wishes and recall Bubbles O'Dwyer after his suspension from their semi-final, with Niall O'Meara likely to miss out.

[Independent]

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See Also: Lar Corbett: 'That's The Rock Tipperary Will Perish On' And Why He Would Not Start Bubbles

Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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