Ryan and O'Sullivan to start for Cork

Ryan and O'Sullivan to start for Cork

Ray Ryan and Paudie O'Sullivan, who featured as substitutes in the Munster final replay, have been brought into the Cork team for Sunday's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Antrim at Croke Park (throw-in 2pm).

Ryan comes in for the injured Shane O'Neill (hamstring) at left half-back, while O'Sullivan, who slotted two second half points against Waterford, will make just his second Championship start at right corner forward.

O'Sullivan livened up the Rebels' attack during the second half of the 1-16 to 1-13 defeat to the Deise, and the player he replaced, Pat Horgan, makes way again.

Ronan Curran, who sat out extra-time in Thurles with a thigh injury, is expected to start at centre-back, but hamstring injuries for Sean Og O hAilpin and Jerry O'Connor keep the experienced pair out of the starting line-up.

Cork will be hoping history repeats itself as the last time they encountered Antrim in an All-Ireland quarter-final, back in 2004, they went on to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

The Rebels have won the counties' previous seven Championship clashes, running out 2-26 to 0-10 winners six years ago.

Sunday's game will be Cork's fifth fixture of the summer, following a busy Munster campaign which saw them play Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford (twice).

CORK (SHC v Antrim): D Og Cusack; S Murphy, E Cadogan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curran, R Ryan; T Kenny, C Naughton; B O'Connor, M Cussen, N McCarthy; P O'Sullivan, A O hAilpin, K Murphy (capt).

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