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Cork hand Brian Murphy a first start in 21 months and make 3 changes from Waterford loss

Cork have made three changes from the side that lost the league final to Waterford.

Brian Murphy in action for Cork in the 2013 All-Ireland final replay.
Brian Murphy in action for Cork in the 2013 All-Ireland final replay.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

BRIAN MURPHY IS back on the Cork senior starting side less than a fortnight after rejoining Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s panel.

It was announced last week that Murphy would be linking back up with the squad and he’s named at left corner-back for next Sunday’s Munster semi-final against Waterford.

Damien Cahalane also comes into the side at right half-back while left half-back Cormac Murphy is the only championship debutant. There’s also a change in attack as Luke O’Farrell is named at full-forward.

The injured Lorcan McLoughlin misses out while Aidan Ryan and Rob O’Shea drop to the bench.

Cork

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk) Capt.

2. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)
3. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
4. Brian Murphy (Bride Rovers)

5. Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)

8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
9. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)

10. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
11. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)
12. Bill Cooper (Youghal)

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

Subs:
16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. William Kearney (Sarsfields)
18. Killian Burke (Midleton)
19. Aidan Ryan (Midleton)
20. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)
21. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
22. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
23. Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle)
24. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)
25. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)
26. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum)

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Fintan O'Toole

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