Jason Ryan and his Kildare management team have made all of four changes in personnel from the team that started against Kerry.
Into the team comes David Hyland (who did well when introduced against Kerry) while Hughie McGrillen gets a recall at wing back. Kevin Murnaghan, Fergal Conway and Paul Cribbin losing out.
Gary White has been named at no. 6 with Hugh Lynch replacing White at midfield, partnering Tommy Moolick.
Up front Mikey Conway will lead the attack with Eoghan O’Flaherty moving to the wing in place of Seán Hurley; the full back line remains the same.
The team reads:
Shane Connolly; Mick O’Grady, Michael Foley, David Hyland; Hugh McGrillen, Gary White, Keith Cribbin; Tommy Moolick, Hugh Lynch; Cathal McNally, Mikey Conway, Eoghan O’Flaherty; Paddy Brophy, Tomás O’Connor, Darroch Mulhall.
While the remainder of the panel has not been named officially, it is expected that Johnny Doyle, Eamonn Callaghan and Niall Kelly can expect some game time.