Wednesday 18 September 2019

Cork change five for Tyrone clash

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald. Photo: Sportsfile
Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald. Photo: Sportsfile

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has reacted to last weekend's shock defeat at the hands of Armagh by making five changes in personnel for today's TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final against Tyrone at Ballinasloe (3.0).

Hannah Looney returns to full-back, Orlagh Farmer is at midfield, while there are starting berths in attack for Eimear Scally, Libby Coppinger and Saoirse Noonan.

In a reshuffled team, Meabh Cahalane, Daire Kiely, Chloe Collins, skipper Doireann O'Sullivan and Rhona Ní Bhuachalla drop to the bench for the clash with the Red Hands.

Tyrone, meanwhile, have made just the one change in personnel to the team that stunned Donegal in the group stages.

It's a significant change, as captain Neamh Woods returns to the half-forward line in place of Niamh Hughes.

There are two changes to the Dublin team that started against Monaghan for their quarter-final against Kerry on Monday - Niamh McEvoy and Jennifer Dunne come in to replace Niamh Hetherton and Oonagh Whyte.

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