Sunday 19 November 2017

Ryan handed shock start for Rebels

Aidan Ryan, who hasn’t featured in any of Cork’s league games to date, is their surprise choice at full-back for Sunday’s Division 1 Allianz Hurling League final against Waterford
Aidan Ryan, who hasn’t featured in any of Cork’s league games to date, is their surprise choice at full-back for Sunday’s Division 1 Allianz Hurling League final against Waterford

Aidan Ryan, who hasn't featured in any of Cork's league games to date, is their surprise choice at full-back for Sunday's Division 1 Allianz Hurling League final against Waterford.

Jimmy Barry-Murphy also has Mark Ellis and Cormac Murphy, who both missed the semi-final with injury, back to bolster a defence that conceded 2-23 to Dublin last time out.

Ryan takes over from Damien Cahalane. The Midleton man was a late inclusion to the Rebels' squad list against the Dubs and has reportedly played well in recent challenges against Laois and Kilkenny.

Cork also have several positional changes; William Kearney and Luke O'Farrell are the two others who lose out.

Elsewhere, RTE have signed up Henry Shefflin as a TV and radio analyst in the first summer of his retirement.

Cork (SH v Waterford) - A Nash; S O'Neill, A Ryan, S McDonnell; L McLoughlin, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, A Walsh; B Cooper, S Harnedy, R O'Shea; A Cadogan, C Lehane, P Horgan.

Irish Independent

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