Named at right half forward, the experienced Cox replaces Cathal Devaney and the only other change from the side which drew with Meath last time out sees Sean McDermot take over the left half back position from Seamus Daly.
Wexford give recalls to Clongeen duo Nicky O’Sullivan and Collie Byrne for their top-of-the-table Division 3 game with Down at Wexford Park on Sunday.
O’Sullivan returns at right half back, with Byrne lining out at top of the right.
George Sunderland and Adrian Morrissey drop down to the substitutes bench, while Paudric Curtin moves from wing forward to wing half back.
Clare have made a total of five changes from the side devastated by Antrim for Sunday’s Division 4 clash with Waterford at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.
Dermot O’Brien takes over in goal, while Darragh Blake returns at right corner back after a two-years absence. Right half back John Hayes starts his first senior game, while Darragh Kelly, who missed the start of the League because of a broken finger, is named at centre back. Gary Brennan also returns to the team this time at left half forward.
Waterford have also rung the changes. Eighteen-year-old Stephen Enright takes over from Tom Wall in goal.
Eddie Rockett returns at right half back in place of Tony Grey, while Maurice O’Gorman steps in for his injured twin brother Tomas at left half back.
Up front Andy Hubbard and Connie Power are preferred to Dermot Casey and Patrick Hurney.
Unbeaten Monaghan have maintained the status quo, despite a few positional changes, for their home game with Armagh in Division Two at Clones on Sunday.
Galway manager Liam Sammon has been forced to defer the selection of his side to face Tyrone in Division 1 at Pearse Stadium on Sunday because of a growing casualty list.
Midfielders Joe Bergin, Barry Cullinane, and impressive newcomer Mark Lydon are all on the treatment table at present, while corner forward Sean Armstrong is very doubtful because of a back muscle injury.
But the news is better concerning his Salthill colleague Finian Hanley, who is expected to be fit to start in his normal full back position following a recent injury.
Meanwhile, Davy Fitzgerald marks his first appearance in goal for the Clare hurlers since August 2006 when the Banner take on All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in a tournament game to mark the official opening of Sixmilebridge’s new state-of-the-art lighting system.
CLARE (SF v Waterford): D. O’Brien; D. Blake, C. Whelan, G. Kelly; J. Hayes, D. Kelly, D. Kinole; G. Quinlan, F. O’Dea; M. O’Shea, S. Collins, G. Brennan; R. Donnelly, S. Hickey, D. Turbridy.
WATERFORD (SF v Clare): S. Enright; J. Walsh, J. Seaward, E. Walsh; E. Rockett, S. Briggs, M. O’Gorman; M. Ahern, G. Gurney; W. Hennessy, C. O’Keeffe, L. O’Lionnain; G. Power, A. Hubbard, C. Power.
ROSCOMMON (SF v Cork): G. Claffey; P. O’Connor, A. McDermot, A. Murtagh; D. O’Gara, E. Kenny, S. McDermott; K. Mannion, M. O’Carroll; G. Cox, F. Dolan, C. Cregg; G. Heneghan, J. Dunning, S. Kilbride.
WEXFORD (SF v Down): A. Masterson; L. Morris, P. Wallace, A. Walsh; N. O’Sullivan, B. Malone, P. Curtin; E. Bradley, B. Doyle; B. Brosnan, R. Barry, A. Flynn; C. Byrne, S. Roche, M. Forde.
MONAGHAN (SF v Armagh): P. McBennett; D. Mone, J. P. Mone, D. McArdle; D. Freeman, G. McQuaid, P. McGuigan; D. Clerkin, P. Finlay; C. McManus, V. Corey, S. Gollogly; R. Woods, R. Ronaghan, T. Freeman.CLARE (SH v Kilkenny): D. Fitzgerald; T. Keogh, D. Clancy, F. Lohan; P. Donnellan, G. Quinn, P. Vaughan; C. Lynch, B. O’Connell; T. Carmody, F. Lynch, D. O’Rourke; N. Gilligan, B. Nugent, G. Arthur.