Seamus Harnedy celebrating after UCC's Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final win. INHPO/James Crombie
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New faces in Cork hurling attack

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has freshened up his forward line for Sunday’s Division 1A hurling league tie against Waterford.

UCC FITZGIBBON CUP winner Seamus Harnedy and Peter O’Brien are the new faces in the Cork hurling attack for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash with Waterford.

The Rebels travel to the Fraher Field in Dungarvan to face Michael Ryan’s side at 2pm.

And manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has freshened up his forward line for the game despite their comprehensive opening round win over Tipperary.

O’Brien, who enjoyed an impressive campaign with his club Kildorrery who won last year’s Cork and Munster junior hurling titles, makes his league debut for Cork at full-forward.

O’Brien has extensive experience with Cork at underage level while he featured in the 2007 Fitzgibbon Cup final for NUI Galway.

Harnedy last week was part of UCC’s Fitzgibbon Cup winning side as the St Ita’s clubman collected his second successive medal in the third-level competition.

He will make his first league start at left half-forward on Sunday and caught the eye while playing against Cork for UCC in the Waterford Crystal Cup in January when he shot 0-5.

Check out Harnedy’s cracking goal in last Saturday’s Fitzgibbon Cup final against Mary Immaculate College in Pearse Stadium.

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Elsewhere captain Patrick Cronin returns to the Cork side at midfield after suspension with Lorcan McLoughlin moving to centre-back, Christopher Joyce to the wing and William Egan dropping to the bench.

CORK: Anthony Nash (Kanturk); Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown), Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers), Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields); Stephen White (Ballygarvan), Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk), Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh); Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown), Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield); Cian McCarthy (Sarsfields), Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne), Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s); Stephen Moylan (Douglas), Peter O’Brien (Kildorrery), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers).

The Cork substitutes have also been named for the game with Darren McCarthy, Killian Murphy, William Egan, Conor Lehane and Brian Hartnett all members of last week’s UCC Fitzgibbon Cup winning side. Luke O’Farrell was in opposition to those players as he lined out for Mary Immaculate College.

Subs: Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle), Brian Murphy (Bride Rovers), Killian Murphy (Erins Own), Mark Ellis (Millstreet), William Egan (Kilbrin), Tom Kenny (Grenagh), Michael Walsh (Kildorrery), Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline), Conor Lehane (Midleton), Luke O’Farrell (Midleton), Brian Hartnett (Midleton).

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