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Cork name two championship debutants to start Munster clash with Tipp

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Flahive tussles with Tipperary's Brian Fox during their January League meeting.
Flahive tussles with Tipperary's Brian Fox during their January League meeting.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

CORK MANAGER RONAN McCarthy has included five potential Championship debutants in his panel for Saturday night’s Munster senior football semi-final against Tipperary in Semple Stadium (throw-in 7pm).

Douglas clubman Kevin Flahive and Clonakilty’s Mark White are named to start, while fellow rookies Anthony Casey, Matthew Taylor, Sam Ryan, Cian Kiely, Stephen Sherlock and Ronan O’Toole are named among the substitutes.

Injury will keep Brian O’Driscoll, Killian O’Hanlon and Sean Powter out of the Munster SFC clash, but Stephen Sherlock and last year’s captain Paul Kerrigan are fit enough for a space on the bench.

Cork (SFC v Tipperary)

1. Mark White (Clonakilty)

2. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)
3. Jamie O Sullivan (Bishopstown)
4. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)

5. Sean White (Clonakilty)
6. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
7. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)

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

10. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)

13. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
14. Colm O’Neill  (Ballyclough)
15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)

Subs:

16. Anthony Casey ( Kiskeam)
17. Sam Ryan (St Finbarr’s)
18. James Loughrey (Mallow)
19. Matthew Taylor (Mallow)
20. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)
21. Ronan O Toole (Eire Og)
22. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
23. Cathal Vaughan ( Iveleary)
24. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
25. Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarr’s)
26. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
27. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)

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