Cork hurlers make 9 changes as they bid for a fourth consecutive victory

The Rebels take on Clare this evening in the Co-Op Munster Senior Hurling League.

Conor O'Sullivan makes his first appearance of 2017 tonight.
Conor O'Sullivan makes his first appearance of 2017 tonight.
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CONOR O’SULLIVAN, Mark Ellis and Paul Haughney will get their first outings of the season when Cork face Clare tonight in the Co-Op Munster Senior Hurling League.

The game will go ahead at 7.30pm in Sixmilebridge, despite a request by the Clare management to have it deferred due to the involvement of 13 of their players in Fitzgibbon Cup action yesterday.

Clare must win tonight to set up a repeat showdown with the Rebels in Sunday’s final. Limerick will advance to the decider if the Banner fail to get their third win of the competition.

Cork have won all three of their games so far, and manager Kieran Kingston has made nine changes in personnel from their win over Waterford to his side for this evening’s fixture.

The Leesiders have plenty of experience in reserve, however, with the likes of Stephen McDonnell, Daniel Kearney, Seamus Harnedy and Patrick Horgan all included on the bench.

Clare won’t name their team until this evening.


1. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neill’s)

2. Killian Burke (Midleton)
3. David Griffin (Carrigaline)
4. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields)

5. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
6. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)

8. Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk)
9. Paul Haughney (Midleton)

10. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers)

13. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
14. Shane O’Keeffe (Blackrock)
15. Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock)


16. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
17. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
18. Jack Sheehan (Erins Own)
19. Eddie Gunning (Na Piarsaigh)
20. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
21. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
22. Darren O’Driscoll (Carrigtwohill)
23. Billy Dunne (Fr O’Neill’s)
24. Damian Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
25. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
26. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

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