A first outing for Carrigdhoun while their opponents come in on the back of a win over Carbery in April. Lorcán McLoughlin is absent since that match due to injury, while William Egan also misses out as he is in the US, but they still possess plenty of top operators.
Anthony Nash, Aidan Walsh, Mark Ellis, Brendan Weathers, Benjy Sheehy, John Forrest and William Murphy will lead their charge.
Carrigdhoun ran eventual champions Sarsfields close in last year’s last 16 and are likely to have a well-balanced side.
While Mark Kennefick is out injured and Michael O’Sullivan is a doubt, they can still call on seven of the Cork intermediate side, including Edward Finn, Kevin Kavanagh, Donncha O’Donovan, Shane McCarthy, Fintan O’Leary and Tony Murphy. Daire Lordan is another who is likely to impress.
Carrigdhoun triumphed by seven points when the sides met in last year’s championship.