Tuesday 6 December 2016

Cummins and Cusack return

Published 04/03/2011 | 05:00

Hurling's most decorated goalkeepers will make their seasonal competitive reappearances this weekend as Brendan Cummins and Donal Og Cusack return to lift their respective counties, writes Colm Keys.

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Cusack returns as Cork 'keeper for Sunday's home clash with Galway, displacing Martin Coleman in a much changed Cork side from that which lost to Kilkenny in the last round.

And Cummins is also back as Declan Ryan introduces a new full- forward line for the visit of Waterford to Thurles after a disappointing defeat to Dublin. Pa Bourke, a half-forward in Croke Park, moves into the left corner, with Brian O'Meara and Paul Kelly also included.

Four of the Cork subs in Nowlan Park -- Jerry O'Connor, Cian McCarthy, Tom Kenny and Conor O'Sullivan -- have all been retained. Graham Callinan, Brian Murphy, Ben O'Connor, Ronan Curran, Michael Cussen and Shane Murphy are among those who make way. There's a new-look midfield with Jerry O'Connor being joined by Pa Cronin.

Noel Carton takes over as Wexford 'keeper for Sunday's trip to Nowlan Park. Ciarán Kenny moves to corner-back, Michael Jacob returns at midfield, while Éanna Martin replaces Rory Jacob.

Cork (SH v Galway) -- D Og Cusack; S McDonnell, E Cadogan, C O'Sullivan; J Gardiner, W Egan, R Ryan; J O'Connor, P Cronin; T Kenny, C McCarthy, N McCarthy; L Farrell, P O'Sullivan, P Horgan.

Tipperary (SH v Waterford) -- B Cummins; P Stapleton, P Curran, M Cahill; D Young, P Maher, J O'Keeffe; B Maher, S McGrath; G Ryan, N McGrath, P Maher; P Kelly, B O'Meara, P Bourke.

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