As Seanie Johnston is not yet eligible to compete for Kildare, the Lilywhites have made only one change for Sunday’s clash with Offaly.
Andriú MacLochlainn has been selected in the defence in place of Eammon Callaghan at right corner back.
Kieran McGeeney has been able to call on the services of John Doyle and Ollie Lyons, despite the due nursing injuries in the run up.
Tom Coffey has named four Championship debutants in his Offaly side to face Kildare.
Daniel Currams becomes the latest dual player to feature in the Championship. John Moloney and Michael Brazil both start their Championship careers in defence along with Eoin Rigney.
Niall McNamee is a long term absentee and will be a big blow to the Faithful County.
Former Laois minor, Mark Dunne misses out due to broken ribs.
Kildare: Shane Connolly; Andriú MacLochlainn, Hugh McGrillen, Peter Kelly; Emmet Bolton, Morgan O'Flaherty, Ollie Lyons; Michael Foley, Padraig O'Neill; John Doyle, Eoghan O'Flaherty, Alan Smith; James Kavanagh, Tomás O'Connor, Mikey Conway.
Offaly: Alan Mulhall; Shane Sullivan, John Moloney, Sean Pender; Brian Darby (capt), Michael Brazil, Eoin Rigney; Alan McNamee, Richie Dalton; Ross Brady, Daniel Currams, Niall Smith; Ken Casey, Graham Guilfoyle, Anton Sullivan.