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O'Connor returns and Cronin handed debut as Cork make 6 changes for Clare clash

The sides clash in Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.

Image: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

CORK HAVE RUNG the changes for Sunday’s Munster semi-final against Clare, making six alterations from the team that were heavily defeated in the league final against Dublin.

There’s six changes in total with Stephen Cronin, Brian and Barry O’Driscoll all coming in to form a new half-back line.

Alan O’Connor’s inter-county comeback sees him named at midfield while the experienced Paul Kerrigan and Donncha O’Connor slot in at left half-forward and left corner-forward respectively.

Noel Galvin, Tomás Clancy and Fintan Goold drop to the bench while injury rules out Eoin Cadogan and John O’Rourkke with Jamie O’Sullivan sidelined due to suspension.

Cork

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)

2. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
3. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s) Capt.
4. James Loughrey (Mallow)

5. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
6. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
7. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)

8. Alan O’Connor (St. Colum’s)
9. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

10. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)

13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
15. Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond)

Subs:
16. Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincent’s)
17. Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s)
18. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)
19. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
20. Fintan Goold (Macroom)
21. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
22. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)
24. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers)
25. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)
26. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)

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