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Cork call on 5 of their U21 finalists for Munster junior football opener

Rebels face Waterford in Fraher Field on Saturday.

John Cronin: Cork senior hurler in 2016.
John Cronin: Cork senior hurler in 2016.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

THE CORK TEAM for Saturday’s Munster junior football quarter-final against Waterford features no fewer than five of the side beaten in last year’s U21 final.

Goalkeeper Anthony Casey, corner-back Kieran Histon, midfielder Ronan O’Toole, and wing-forwards Ryan Harkin and Don O’Driscoll are all named to start in Fraher Field (5pm).

Lisgoold’s John Cronin, who featured for Cork’s senior hurlers in the 2016 championship, starts at wing-back.

Cork (v Waterford)

1. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)

2. Kieran Histon (Cobh)
3. Peter Murphy (captain, Bandon)
4. Paraic Clancy (Fermoy)

5. Darren O Regan (St Vincents)
6. Bart Daly (Newmarket)
7. John Cronin (Lisgoold)

8. Micheal O Laoire (Naomh Aban)
9. Ronan O’Toole (Eire Og)

10. Ryan Harkin (Mallow)
11. Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig)
12. Don O’Driscoll (Clann na nGael)

13. Eoghan Buckley (St Michaels)
14. Seamus Hickey (Rockchapel)
15. Anthony O’Connor (Rockchapel)


16. Anthony Kidney (Passage West)
17. Diarmuid Colfer (Glanworth)
18. Lorcan O’Neill (Kanturk)
19. David O’Neill (Mayfield)
20. Jason Collins (St Marys)
21. Roy Downey (Delaneys)
22. Mark Healy (Kanturk)
23. Sean T O’Sullivan (Garnish)
24. Matthew Bradley (Aghabullogue)

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