Dermot McCabe, who dislocated his knee in the League against Limerick, is struggling and while he is listed among the subs, he is unlikely to play a part.
Cork have named a strong side for the opening defence of their provincial and All-Ireland intermediate hurling titles against Limerick on Sunday. As defending champions, the selectors were unable to call on any of last year’s winning team, but a number of players who won the title four years ago are included.
Rory McCarthy of St Finbarrs, and Blackrock’s Paul McGrath are named. Neither played senior club championship last year which makes them eligible.
(SFC replay v Down): E. Elliott; E. Reilly, D. Rabbitt, P. Brady; A. Forde, T. Crowe, A. Gaynor; P. McKenna, C. Collins; L. Reilly, M. Lyng, M. McKeever; G. Pearson, J. O’Reilly, S. Johnston. Subs. A. Donohoe, R. Donohoe, A. Coleman, K. Crotty, S. Maguire, M. Brides, F. O’Reilly, D. McCabe, C. McGovern, S. Smith, S. Brady, P. Reilly, S. Cole, E. Jackson.
(Senior subs): P. Morrissey (Newtown), C. O’Connor (Erins Own), J. Browne (Blackrock), G. Callanan (Glen Rovers), P. Tierney (Blackrock), J. Anderson (Glen Rovers), B. Corcoran (Erins Own), M. Byrne (Killeagh), E. Collins (Valley Rovers), B. Lombard (Ballinhassig), M. Coleman (do), K. Murphy (Sars).
(IHC v Limerick): A. Nash (Kanturk); R. McCarthy (St Finbarrs), L. Hayes (Dromina), J. Crowley (Newcestown); B. Walsh (Bride Rvrs), D. McSweeney (Blarney), D. Fitzgerald (Charleville); J. Olden (Inniscarra), T. Healy (Buttevant); P. McGrath (Blackrock), D. Dineen (Ballinhassig), O. Conway (Fr O’Neills); S. Hayes (Courcey Rvrs), R. O’Doherty (Ballincollig), S. Dineen (Ballinhassig). Subs. D. McCarthy (Ballymartle), B. O’Driscoll (Fr O’Neills), T. Burke (Valley Rvrs), B. Clifford (Lisgoold), M. Walsh (Argideen Rgrs), C. O’Reilly (Blackrock), B. Johnson (Bride Rvrs), R. Butler (Valley Rvrs), L. Lynch (Delanys).
(IHC v Cork): D. Bulfin (Mungret); D. Moynihan (Dromin/Athlacca), E. Sheehan (Tournafulla), P. Reale (Hospital-Herbertstown); G. O’Leary (Dromin-Athlacca), R. Murphy (Blackrock), P. Kennedy (Granagh-Ballingarry); T. McLoughlin (Drom/Broadford), R. Hayes (Desmonds); K. Cregan (Croom), J. Lynch (Feenagh/Kilmeedy), M. Clancy (Granagh- Ballingarry); A. O’Connor (Newcastlewest), P. Heffernan (Blackrock), N. Curtin (Tournafulla).