Friday 19 January 2018

Big guns return as rebels eye Donegal scalp

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.

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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