Updated at 17.05pm
CORK HAVE UNVEILED their team that will welcome Allianz football league champions Dublin for the opening game of this season’s campaign next Sunday.
11 of the side that started last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Mayo are named in the team for next Sunday’s game against Dublin in Páirc Uí Rinn.
The four new inclusions are centre-forward Donncha O’Connor – who came on against Mayo and struck 1-3 – corner-back Tomás Clancy, wing-back Jamie O’Sullivan and full-forward Donal Óg Hodnett.
Cork will be seeking to atone for the defeat they suffered against Dublin in last year’s league semi-final. Cork were ahead by 10 points in that match but ended up losing out by 2-20 to 2-13.
Four members of Cork’s team were in Sigerson Cup action this week with Tomás Clancy, Brian O’Driscoll and Ian Maguire playing for the UCC team that defeated Cork IT, who had Donal Óg Hodnett in action.
CORK (Senior Football)
1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)
2. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)
3. Tom Clancy (Clonakilty)
4. James Loughrey (Mallow)
5. Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown)
6. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
7. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Fintan Goold (Macroom)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
10. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
11. Donnacha O’Connor (Ballydesmond)
12. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)
15. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
16. David Hanrahan (Douglas)
17. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
18. Daniel Hazel (O’Donovan Rossa)
19. Stephen O’Donoghue (Ballincollig)
20. Michael Cussen (Glanmire)
21. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
22. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
23. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers)
24. John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
25. Barry O’Driscoll Nemo Rangers)
26. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
- Patrick Kelly and Daniel Goulding continue their recovery from injury and were not considered for this game.
Meanwhile, Cork hurling manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made two changes in personnel to his team for Saturday evening’s Waterford Crystal Cup final against Limerick in Mallow (7.00pm).
Following last weekend’s semi-final win over Clare, William Kearney will replace Conor O’Sullivan at corner-back. The other change sees Paul Haughney starting at the expense of Peter Kelleher.
Brian Murray will move from midfield to wing-forward to take Kelleher’s spot and Haughney will fill the void at midfield alongside Andy Walsh.
CORK (Senior Hurling)
1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
2. William Kearney (Sarsfields)
3. Damien Cahalane (St.Finbarr’s)
4. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)
5. Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
6. Lorcán McLoughlin (Kanturk)
7. Glen O’Connor (St. Finbarr’s)
8. Paul Haughney (Midleton)
9. Andy Walsh (Killeagh)
10. Brian Murray (Bishopstown)
11. Cian McCarthy (Sarsfields)
12. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
13. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)
14. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
15. Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle)
16. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
17. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields)
18. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
19. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
20. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)
21. Dayne Lee (Na Piarsaigh)
22. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
23. Alan Frahill-O’Connor (Youghal)
24. Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)
25. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)
26. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
Additional reporting by Paul Dollery
First published at 11.08am