Kilkenny duo likely to play final
Kilkenny stars Henry Shefflin and John Tennyson are both in contention for starting places in Sunday's All-Ireland SHC final after showing no adverse reaction to recent training sessions.
Now skipper Brian Hogan is the only definite absentee as the Cats go for a record fifth successive title.
Hogan has a broken finger, and could be replaced at centre back by Tennyson for the clash with Tipperary.
Meanwhile, Galway are to reappoint manager John McIntyre for a second two-year term. He said in a county board meeting on Tuesday that he is keen to continue.