Kilkenny have been dealt another injury blow after Walter Walsh was left out of the team named to play Galway at Nowlan Park on Sunday (throw-in 2pm).
The Tullogher-Rosbercon clubman picked up a knock in training recently and will miss the Leinster SHC round 4 showdown.
Graigue-Ballycallan's Billy Ryan replaces Walsh in what is the only change to the side that defeated Carlow in their latest outing.
Kilkenny (Leinster SHC v Galway): Darren Brennan; Paul Murphy, Huw Lawlor, Tommy Walsh; Conor Fogarty, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan; Alan Murphy, Richie Leahy; Adrian Mullen, Billy Ryan, TJ Reid; Bill Sheehan, Colin Fennelly, Ger Aylward.
Subs: Richie Reid, Joey Holden, Enda Morrissey, Jason Cleere, Conor Browne, Cillian Buckley, Richie Hogan, John Donnelly, Liam Blanchfield, James Maher, Martin Keoghan.
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