Delaney and Tyrrell back to boost Cats for Cork collision
Kilkenny's defence is bolstered by the return of both JJ Delaney and Jackie Tyrrell for their winner-takes-all clash with Cork, and All-Ireland replay hero Walter Walsh gets only his second competitive senior start for the Cats.
Conor Fogarty continues to replace the injured Paul Murphy in defence and Colin Fennelly starts at full-forward, which consigns Richie Power and Michael Rice to the bench.
Noel Connors has not made his expected return for Waterford, who have two changes of personnel for the clash with Galway, with Darragh Fives and Ray Barry coming into their starters and captain Kevin Moran moving to midfield.
KILKENNY (SH v Cork) – E Murphy; C Fogarty, J Delaney, J Tyrrell; T Walsh, B Hogan, K Joyce; L Ryan, M Fennelly; W Walsh, E Larkin, R Hogan; G Alyward, C Fennelly, A Fogarty.
WATERFORD (SH v Galway) – I O'Regan; S Fives, L Lawlor, S Daniels; J Nagle, M Walsh, D Fives; S O'Sullivan, K Moran; B O'Halloran, S Prendergast, M Shanahan; R Barry, J Dillon, J Barron.