Sunday 11 December 2016

Big guns return as rebels eye Donegal scalp

Published 10/04/2015 | 02:30

Eoin Cadogan, Cork
Eoin Cadogan, Cork

CORK footballers have rolled out all their big guns for Sunday's Division 1 semi-final against Donegal in Croke Park.

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They had already qualified before losing to Derry and are strengthened by reinstating James Loughrey, Eoin Cadogan, Jamie O'Sullivan, Fintan Goold, Colm O'Neill and Brian Hurley, though Paddy Kelly has a torn calf muscle.

Monaghan have named an unchanged team for their semi-final rematch with Dublin.

With James Logue club-tied with his native Ballingarry in Tipperary, the Kerry hurlers' only change for their Division 1B promotion/relegation play-off with Antrim is in goals, where he is replaced by Stephen Murphy.

All teams will be playing under the new rule changes, the main ones being a new one-versus-one rule for hurling penalties, the introduction of the advantage rule in hurling and the stipulation that a yellow card no longer carries into extra-time.

Another change is that if a defender fouls at a penalty and a goal does not result, the taker will have the option to re-take it or keep the point they have scored.

CORK (SF v Donegal) - K O'Halloran; J O'Sullivan M Shields, J Loughrey; C Dorman, Brian O'Driscoll, Tomas Clancy; E Cadogan, F Goold; C O'Driscoll, J O'Rourke, K O'Driscoll; C O'Neill, M Collins, B Hurley.

MONAGHAN (SF v Dublin) - R Beggan; K Duffy, D Wylie, R Wylie; F Kelly, V Corey, K O'Connell; N McAdam, D Hughes; D Mone, P Finlay, O Duffy; D Malone, K Hughes, C McManus.

KERRY (SH v Antrim) - S Murphy; D Fitzel, P Costelloe, B Murphy; S Weir, D Dineen, D Collins; J Griffin, P Kelly; M O'Leary, S Nolan, C Harty; M Boyle, P Boyle, K Carmody.

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