Thursday 14 December 2017

Cork recall big guns as Rebels and Kilkenny name sides for National League opener

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has named a strong side to take on Kilkenny in the National League opener this weekend
Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has named a strong side to take on Kilkenny in the National League opener this weekend
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has recalled his big guns while Brian Cody has been forced to reshuffle his pack ahead of the National League opener on Saturday night.

The Rebels boss used the Waterford Crystal Cup to experiment and former dual player Damien Cahalane is the only survivor from the team that lost to Limerick in the decider.

In all, 12 players that started the All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Tipperary will line out to face the Cats under lights on Saturday night with former Cork footballer Aidan Walsh named at wing-back and Paudie O'Sullivan occupying the full-forward position.

Cody has had to deal with retirements, injuries and the absence of the Ballyhale Shamrock contingent as they prepare for the All-Ireland club final.

Cork team v Kilkenny  at Páirc Uí Rinn Saturday 14th February. Throw-in 7:00pm.

1.  Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2.  Damien Cahalane (St.Finbarr’s)

3.  Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)

4.  Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields)

 

5.  Cormac Murphy (Mallow)

6.  Mark Ellis (Millstreet)

7.  Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)

 

8.  Daniel Kearney (Sarsfield)

9.  Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)

 

10. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)

11. Bill Cooper (Youghal)

12. Conor Lehane (Midleton)

 

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)

14. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)

15. Patrick Cronin (Glen Rovers)

Kilkenny

1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Tomas Keogh (James Stephens)

3. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)

4. Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens)

 

5. Brian Kennedy (St  Lachtains)

6. Kieran Joyce (Rower Inistioge)

7. Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro)

 

8. Conor Fogarty (Erins Own)

9. Lester Ryan (Clara)

 

10. Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan)

11. Walter Walsh (Tullogher Rosbercon)

12. Matthew Ruth (James Stephens)

 

13. Mark Kelly (O’Loughlin Gaels)

14. Jonjo Farrell (Thomastown)

15. Richie Hogan (Danesfort)

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