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One change in Cork team to take on Kilkenny in All-Ireland quarters

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has placed his trust in the men that lost to Limerick last weekend.

Kilkenny's Colin Fennelly and Christopher Joyce of Cork.
Kilkenny's Colin Fennelly and Christopher Joyce of Cork.
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CORK HURLING BOSS Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made a solitary change to his team for the All-Ireland quarter-final with Kilkenny this weekend.

Barry-Murphy starts Jamie Coughlan at corner forward in place of Cian McCarthy, who drops to the bench. The slight alteration is the only one in to Rebels side that lost to Limerick in the Munster Final.

Patrick Horgan got cleared to play after being sent-off in their last match, against Limerick. The Glen Rovers clubman was dismissed moments before half-time at the Gaelic Grounds.

Shane O’Neill has been doubtful with a hip injury but was cleared to play after Cork’s training session this evening. He takes his place in the Cork backline alongside Conor O’Sullivan and Stephen McDonnell.

CORK: Anthony Nash (Kanturk); Conor O Sullivan (Sarsfields), Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown), Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers); Tom Kenny (Grenagh), Lorcán McLoughlin (Kanturk), William Egan (Kilbrin); Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields); Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum), Pa Cronin (Bishopstown), Conor Lehane (Midleton); Luke O’Farrell (Midleton), Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers).

Replacements: Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle), Kilian Murphy (Erin’s Own), Mark Ellis (Millstreet), Stephen White (Ballygarvan), Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline), Cian McCarthy (Sarsfields), Cathal Naughton (Newtownshandrum), Stephen Moylan (Douglas), Michael Cussen (Sarsfields), Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton), Eoin Keane (St. Finbarr’s).

Cork play Kilkenny in All-Ireland quarter-final in Thurles from 2pm this Sunday.

The game is part of a double-header, with Galway v Clare at 4pm. Both games will be shown live on RTE2.

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