Cahalane and Walsh named in Cork side for Munster opener
Jimmy Barry-Murphy has handed Munster Championship débuts to dual players Damien Cahalane and Aidan Walsh for Sunday’s game with Waterford.
The Rebels boss also gives championship debuts to Millstreet’s Mark Ellis and Alan Cadogan of Douglas, who both featured strongly in this year’s Allianz League, with the latter also starring for the Cork U21 footballers.
Ellis has been given the centre-back spot, with Steven McDonnell switched to corner-back, while Cadogan is named at corner-forward.
The remaining eleven players all started for Cork in the All-Ireland Final replay last year, with Brian Murphy having since retired and Luke O’Farrell unavailable through injury. Conor O’Sullivan and William Egan, who also started that replay, are named in the substitutes, as is Paudie O’Sullivan, who returns to the panel after a year-long absence through injury.
Cork team v Waterford – A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; C Lehane, C McCarthy, P Cronin; A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan.