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Cork name same team for fourth game running with two changes to subs

Kieran Kingston takes his side into action against Waterford on Sunday.

Kieran Kingston and his Cork players after the Munster final win.
Kieran Kingston and his Cork players after the Munster final win.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

KIERAN KINGSTON HAS named the same Cork side for the fourth successive championship game in 2017 as they prepare to take on Waterford in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park.

The Cork boss has stuck with the side that delivered the Munster title last month with a victory over Clare.

Luke Meade, who missed two outings for the Cork U21′s since that senior match due to a finger injury, has been named to start in attack.

He’s joined in the starting fifteen by Colm Spillane, Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon and Shane Kingston, who will all be making their first appearance for Cork in Croke Park.

There are two changes to the substitutes from the Munster final success. Defender Conor O’Sullivan is back from injury while forward Michael O’Halloran impressed in Cork’s Munster U21 campaign.

That duo replace Paul Haughney and Robbie O’Flynn in the list of replacements.


1. Anthony Nash – Kanturk

2. Stephen McDonnell – Glen Rovers (captain)
3. Damien Cahalane – St Finbarr’s
4. Colm Spillane – Castlelyons

5. Christopher Joyce – Na Piarsaigh
6. Mark Ellis – Millstreet
7. Mark Coleman – Blarney

8. Bill Cooper – Youghal
9. Darragh Fitzgibbon – Charleville

10. Seamus Harnedy – St Ita’s
11. Conor Lehane – Midleton
12. Shane Kingston – Douglas

13. Alan Cadogan – Douglas
14. Patrick Horgan – Glen Rovers
15. Luke Meade – Newcestown


16. Patrick Collins – Ballinhassig
17. Conor O’Sullivan – Sarsfields
18. Killian Burke – Midleton
19. Lorcan McLoughlin – Kanturk
20. Chris O’Leary – Valley Rovers
21. Daniel Kearney – Sarsfields
22. Brian Lawton – Castlemartyr
23. Dean Brosnan – Glen Rovers
24. Luke O’Farrell – Midleton
25. Michael Cahalane – Bandon
26. Michael O’Halloran – Blackrock

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