Friday 17 November 2017

O hAilpin set to start as Barry-Murphy bolsters Cork for Deise clash

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

SEAN Og O hAilpin has been restored to the Cork side at wing-back for Sunday's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final clash with Waterford.

The Na Piarsaigh man is handed his first championship start since the 2010 All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Kilkenny in one of three changes to the Rebels' side.

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has also drafted in Stephen McDonnell at full-back, while Daniel Kearney gets the nod in midfield.

William Egan, Damien Cahalane and Lorcan McLoughlin lose out but feature among the substitutes.

Waterford boss Michael Ryan has made just one change from the side that lost to Tipp in the Munster final with Tomas Ryan coming in at No 15 ahead of Gavin O'Brien.

Limerick have named rising star Declan Hannon in their starting team to face Kilkenny in what will be the Adare youngster's first championship start of the season.

Hannon has been struggling all season with a groin injury but is included from the start for the Semple Stadium showdown.

Tom Condon, who had been rated doubtful during the week, is named at corner-back against the Cats.

After producing their best display of the championship last Saturday, it is perhaps unsurprising that Kerry have stuck with the same 15 that saw off Tyrone so comprehensively in Killarney.

Tomas O Se will make a record-breaking 82nd championship appearance, while Colm Cooper needs just three points to become the championship's all-time top scorer.

Darran O'Sullivan is named on the bench as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury as Kingdom look to preserve their unbeaten record in the qualifiers.

Tipperary's summer football adventure continues as they name an unchanged side from the side that saw off Antrim for the clash with Down.

Hero of that success, Alan Maloney, who kicked six points in the clash with the Saffrons, is named at corner-forward.

In an unexpected move, Meath have named Kevin Reilly in their side to face Laois in Tullamore. Reilly was forced out of the Leinster final with a recurrence of an Achillies injury. But Seamus McEnaney included him in a side that showed one change with Cian Ward replacing Stephen Bray.

Cork (SH v Waterford) -- A Nash; S O'Neill, S McDonnell, B Murphy; T Kenny, E Cadogan, S Óg O hAilpin; D Kearney, P Cronin; C Lehane, C McCarthy, N McCarthy; P O'Sullivan, L O'Farrell, P Horgan.

Waterford (SH v Cork) -- S O'Keeffe; S Daniels, L Lawlor, N Connors; T Browne, M Walsh, K Moran; S Molumphy, Philip Mahony; Pauric Mahony, S Prendergast, M Shanahan; J Mullane, S Walsh, T Ryan.

Limerick (SH v Kilkenny) -- N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; W McNamara, D O'Grady, G O'Mahoney; J Ryan, P O'Brien; S Dowling, D Hannon, D Breen; G Mulcahy, N Moran, S Tobin.

Kerry (SF v Clare) -- B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O'Mahony, S Enright; T Ó Sé, E Brosnan, K Young; A Maher, B Sheehan, P Galvin, D O'Sullivan, D Walsh, J O'Donoghue, C Cooper, K Donaghy.

Tipperary (SF v Down) -- P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, C McDonald; B Fox, R Kiely, A Campbell; G Hannigan, H Coghlan; R Ryan, P Austin, D Leahy; A Maloney, P Acheson, M Quinlivan.

Meath (SFC v Laois) - D Gallagher; D Keogan, K Reilly, M Burke; D Tobin, S McAnarney, B Menton; C Gillespie, B Meade; A Forde, D Carroll, G Reilly; B Farrell, J Sheridan, C Ward.

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