Wednesday 25 April 2018

JBM recalls Cian McCarthy in only change for All-Ireland replay

Davy Fitzgerald's Clare side remains unchanged

Cork's Cian McCarthy, left,
and Paudie O'Sullivan in
action against Tipperary’s
Padraic Maher in yesterday’s
Munster SHC quarter-final. Photo: RAY MCMANUS / SPORTSFILE
Cork's Cian McCarthy, left, and Paudie O'Sullivan in action against Tipperary’s Padraic Maher in yesterday’s Munster SHC quarter-final. Photo: RAY MCMANUS / SPORTSFILE

Cork boss Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made one change for Saturday's All-Ireland Hurling Final replay with Cian McCarthy replacing Jamie Coughlan.

McCarthy comes into the half-forward line in the only change for the Rebels from the 3-15 to 0-24 drawn game four weeks ago.

Team captain Patrick Cronin moves to wing-forward and Conor Lehane switches to the inside forward line in the reshuffle.

There had been doubts over the fitness of Seamus Harnedy who picked up a knock in the drawn game but he is included in the team despite not taking a full role in training in recent weeks.

Cork team: Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Shane O’Neill, Conor O’Sullivan; Brian Murphy, Christopher Joyce, William Egan; Lorcáin McLoughlin, Daniel Kearney; Séamus Harnedy, Cian McCarthy, Patrick Cronin (capt); Luke O’Farrell, Patrick Horgan, Conor Lehane.

Subtitutes: Darren McCarthy, Killian Murphy, Mark Ellis, Tom Kenny, Stephen White, Rob O’Shea, Jamie Coughlan, Cathal Naughton, Stephen Moylan, Michael O’Sullivan, Michael Cussen.

Meanwhile, Davy Fitzgerald names unchanged side for All-Ireland replay

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald has named an unchanged team for the third game running as he prepares for Saturday's All-Ireland hurling replay.

Fitzgerald has kept faith with the same team that beat Limerick in the semi-final and dominated the final for long periods before they had to be rescued by a miraculous Domhnaill O'Donovan point in injury time to force a replay.

Clare go into this weekend's game as slight underdogs.

Clare team to face Cork: Patrick Kelly; Domhnaill O'Donovan, David McInerney, Cian Dillon; Brendan Bugler, Pat Donnellan (c) Patrick O’Connor; Conor Ryan, Colm Galvin; John Conlon, Tony Kelly Colin Ryan; Padraig Collins, Darach Honan, Conor McGrath.

 

 

 

 

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