Tipperary name unchanged team for League final against the Cats
Tipperary have named an unchanged team for Sunday's Allianz Hurling League Division I final against Kilkenny at Semple Stadium.
Manager Eamon O'Shea has opted for the exact same personnel that lined out in the 2-24 to 2-17 semi-final win over Clare a fortnight ago.
Defender Paddy Stapleton is not included in the starting line-up despite returning to training this week after recovering from a wrist injury sustained in the warm-up before the 5-20 to 5-14 defeat to Kilkenny in the group stages.
Niall O'Meara gets the nod in attack having struggled with a hand injury he picked up in the semi-final against Clare, while Patrick Maher has overcome a minor quad strain and is named at centre-forward.
Tipperary (SH v Kilkenny): Darren Gleeson; Cathal Barrett, Pádraic Maher, Michael Cahill; James Barry, Brendan Maher (Captain), Conor O'Mahony; Kieran Bergin, James Woodlock; Denis Maher, Patrick Maher, John O'Dwyer; Noel McGrath, Seamus Callanan, Niall O'Meara.