Wednesday 18 October 2017

Barry-Murphy looks to Walsh and Cahalane

Damien Cahalane in action for Cork
Damien Cahalane in action for Cork

Two of the three Cork footballers who chose to double up this year will start for their hurlers in Sunday's Munster quarter-final against Waterford – and it would probably have been three if Eoin Cadogan was not injured.

Dual stars Aidan Walsh and Damien Cahalane have both been given pivotal roles – midfield and full-back respectively – and Cadogan's younger brother Alan (Douglas) and Millstreet's Mark Ellis get their first SHC starts, with Ellis at centre-back and Steven McDonnell in the corner.

Elsewhere, Limerick hurlers will be without half-forward David Reidy for their clash with Tipperary on June 1 after he broke his collarbone in an U-21 challenge against Kilkenny.

Elsewhere, former Kildare senior James Kavanagh will make his Connacht SFC debut in Ruislip on Sunday in a Galway half-forward line in which Corofin's Michael Lundy also makes his championship debut.The Tribesmen are without injured captain Paul Conroy.

CORK (SH v Waterford) – A Nash; S O'Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; C Lehane, C McCarthy, P Cronin; A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan.

GALWAY (SF v London) – M Breathnach; D O'Neill, F Hanley, J Duane; G Bradshaw ,G O'Donnell, P Varley; F O'Curraoin, T Flynn; M Lundy, S Walsh, J Kavanagh; M Martin, E Hoare, D Cummins.

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