Ronan McCarthy hands out three Cork debuts for Limerick clash

Ronan McCarthy hands out three Cork debuts for Limerick clash

Cork have handed out three championship debuts for Saturday’s Munster SFC semi-final against Limerick in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Corner-back Nathan Walsh of Douglas, Clonakilty’s Liam O’Donovan at wing-back and wing-forward Eoghan McSweeney (Knocknagree) are all given their first starts by Ronan McCarthy.

There are just seven survivors in the starting line-up from the 15 which began Cork’s last championship game, the disappointing defeat to Tyrone last July – goalkeeper Mark White, James Loughrey, Kevin Flahive, captain Ian Maguire, Ruairí Deane, Brian Hurley and Mark Collins.

CORK (SF v Limerick): M White (Clonakilty); N Walsh (Douglas), J Loughrey (Mallow), K Flahive (Douglas); L O’Donovan (Clonakilty), Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty), M Taylor (Mallow); I Maguire (St Finbarr’s), K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig); E McSweeney (Knocknagree), R Deane (Bantry Blues), J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers); P Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), B Hurley (Castlehaven), M Collins (Castlehaven).

Subs: M Martin (Nemo Rangers), K O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers), S White (Clonakilty), Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers), A Browne (Newmarket), R O’Toole (Éire Óg), K O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), M Hurley (Castlehaven), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers), S Sherlock (St Finbarr’s).

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