Ó hAilpíns set to line out with Na Piarsaigh

AUSSIE RULES converts, Setanta and Aisake Ó hAilpín, are in line for inclusion on the Na Piarsaigh team to play Nemo Rangers in the Cork SFC quarter-final on Sunday.

Both are home on holiday and have taken part in training for the game.

Setanta has undergone surgery to correct a damaged finger and has yet to play, but Aisake did play in a challenge game against Killavullen at the weekend.

The last occasion Setanta donned the Na Piarsaigh colours, he helped swell the attendance considerably.

With Sunday’s match clashing with the World Cup rugby game between Ireland and Argentina, Cork GAA officials will be hoping his drawing power will work again.

News from the Nemo camp is that all the transatlantic travellers have returned, but Alan Cronin has been ruled out of the game.

He broke a finger during Sunday’s City Division JHC replay against Brian Dillons and will be out of action for up to six weeks.

Another casualty from that game is Paul Brophy who injured his groin and has been ruled out of Sunday’s football clash.

James Masters, Niall Geary, Dylan Mehigan, Sean O’Brien, Stephen Twomey, Gerry Kerins, Paudie O’Shea and Brian Twomey — all of whom missed the win over Clonakilty in the third round replay — are available, which will give the Nemo selectors something of a headache when it comes to picking their team.

With their hurlers gone from the championship, Na Piarsaigh have been very busy preparing for this game. They were involved in a lively challenge game against Ilen Rovers under lights in Cloughduv last week, and with a good record against Nemo, won’t have any fears going in against them.

The game is fixed for Pairc Uí Rinn on Sunday at 4pm.

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