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Saturday 18 November 2017

Cork keep faith to face Kingdom

Cork manager Conor Counihan hasn't changed his starting 15
Cork manager Conor Counihan hasn't changed his starting 15
Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

UNLIKE their opponents, Cork have made no big changes to their team for the Munster SFC final but that is possibly the biggest surprise.

Conor Counihan has not changed the 15 who started against Clare, which means the likes of Donncha O'Connor, Aidan Walsh, Ciaran Sheehan and veteran defender Noel O'Leary all remain on a particularly strong looking Cork bench.

Joe McMahon returns from injury to start for Tyrone against Roscommon in tomorrow's qualifiers, replacing Danny McBridge at full-back in the only change since their 22-point victory over Offaly.

Galway have one change from the team who beat Tipperary last week, with Johnny Duane replacing Keith Kelly at corner-back for their clash with Waterford.

Eoin Bradley returns to Derry's starters at the expense of Ciaran McFaul after they knocked out Sligo last week. They now face Down for the second time this summer, after the Mournemen beat them 2-17 to 1-15 in the Ulster quarter-final. James McCartan's side is unchanged.

CORK (SF v Kerry) – K O'Halloran; E Cadogan, M Shields, D Cahalane; J Loughrey, P Kissane, T Clancy; G Canty, P O'Neill; F Goold, P Kelly, J O'Rourke; D Goulding, B Hurley, P Kerrigan.

Tyrone (SF v Roscommon) – P McConnell; R McKenna, Joe McMahon, C McCarron; C Clarke, P Harte, C Gormley; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; Mattie Donnelly, Mark Donnelly, Ciaran McGinley; D McCurry, M Penrose, C McAliskey.

Derry (SF v Down) – E McNicholl; D Brown, C McKaigue, D McBride; C Kielt, M Lynch, SL McGoldrick; P Bradley, PJ McCloskey; C McAtamney, J Kielt, E Lynn; R Bell, E Bradley, L Kennedy.

GALWAY (SF v Waterford) – M Breathnach; C Forde, F Hanley, J Duane; C Doherty, G O'Donnell, G Sice; P Conroy,G Higgins; J O'Brien, S Armstrong, M Farragher; M Hehir, M Sheehan, D Cummins.

DOWN – B McVeigh; D McCartan, B McArdle, K Quinn; D Rooney, P Turley, R Boyle; K King, K McKernan; A Rogers, M Poland, N Madine; C Laverty, B Coulter, D O'Hare.

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