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Unbeaten Cork shuffle the pack ahead of Mayo trip

There’s some big names back in action for the Rebels.

Rebel yell: Brian Cuthbert is hoping Cork can keep their record intact.
Rebel yell: Brian Cuthbert is hoping Cork can keep their record intact.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

CORK FOOTBALL BOSS Brian Cuthbert has rung the changes ahead of the Rebels’ trip to Castlebar.

The unbeaten Munster side have made eight changes ahead of their league showdown with All-Ireland runners-up Mayo.

Eoin Cadogan and Aidan Walsh return having been on duty with Jimmy Barry Murphy’s hurlers against Offaly last weekend.

U21 stars Conor Dorman of Bishopstown and Millstreet’s Kevin Crowley are drafted in while Tom Clancy has recovered from an injury.

There’s a boost to the forward line with the return of the experienced sharpshooter Donncha O’Connor to the full forward line and Colm O’Neill gets the nod for his first start of the year, after an injury lay-off.

Cork (XV v Mayo): Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown), Michael Shields (St Finbarr’s), Eoin Cadogan (Douglas), Kevin Crowley (Millstreet), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown), Tom Clancy (Clonakilty) Alan Cronin (Nemo Rangers); Andrew O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), Aidan Walsh (Kanturk); Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Tomás Clancy (Fermoy); Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond).

Subs: David Hanrahan (Douglas), John McLoughlin (Kanturk), James Loughrey (Mallow), Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Fintan Goold (Macroom), Micheál O Laoire (Naomh Abán), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers), Mark Collins (Castlehaven), John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers), Daniel Goulding (Eire Óg).

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