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Five changes for Cork ahead of Mayo qualifier

As expected, Eoin Cadogan is back for the Rebels.

Cadogan is one of five changes for Cork ahead of tomorrow's match.
Cadogan is one of five changes for Cork ahead of tomorrow's match.
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EOIN CADOGAN RETURNS to the starting XV as Cork get set to take on Mayo in their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 4A qualifier tomorrow [Sky Sports, 5pm].

The Douglas man is one of five changes to the side which started the Rebels’ 11-point defeat to Kerry in the Munster final last time out.

He replaces Kevin Crowley in defence with the Millstreet man dropping to the bench.

Barry O’Driscoll and Donncha O’Connor come into the full-forward line in place of Niall Coakley — himself a late replacement for Colm O’Neill earlier this month — and Luke Connolly.

Mark Collins is the only player to keep his jersey in the half-forward line, Colm O’Driscoll and John O’Rourke replacing Ruairi Deane and Kevin O’Driscoll repectively.

Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds is at 5pm.

Cork XV to play Mayo

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)

2. James Loughrey (Mallow)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Jamie O Sullivan (Bishopstown)

5. Sean Powter (Douglas)
6. Michael Shields (St Finbarrs)
7. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)

8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)

10. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)

13. Barry O Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)
14. Donncha O Connor (Ballydesmond)
15. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers) Captain

16. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
17. Alan O Connor (St Colum’s)
18. Colm O Neill (Ballyclough)
19. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
20. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)
21. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
22. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
23. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
24. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
25. Sean White (Clonakilty)
26. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

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