Eight Rebel stars in Munster squad for hurling final

THEIR county futures may be uncertain but eight Cork senior hurlers will be in service of their province this weekend.

Tom Kenny, Cathal Naughton, Donal Óg Cusack, Eoin Cadogan, Sean Óg Ó Halpin, John Gardiner, Ben O’Connor and Brian Corry were yesterday named on the Munster squad for Saturday’s M Donnelly Interprovincial final against Leinster in Portlaoise.

Cork’s Michael Cussen is named in the Munster team to face Connacht in the football decider less than 24 hours before he lines out for Sarsfields in the AIB Munster Club Senior Hurling quarter-final against Clare champions Clonlara.

MUNSTER (SH panel v Leinster): B Cummins (Tipperary), C O’Brien (Tipperary), P Curran (Tipperary), S Hickey (Limerick), B O Connell (Clare), G Quinn (Clare), D Fanning (Tipperary), T Kenny (Cork), B Bugler (Clare), T Carmody (Clare), S Callanan (Tipperary), C Naughton (Cork), A O Shaughnessy (Limerick), E Kelly (Waterford), N Gilligan (Clare) D Óg Cusack (Cork), E Cadogan (Cork), P Kelly (Tipperary), S Óg Ó Halpin (Cork), J Gardiner (Cork), B O Connor (Cork), L Corbett (Tipperary) D O’Grady (Limerick), B Corry (Cork), P Donlon, (Clare).

MUNSTER SF v Connacht: P Fitzgerald (Tipperary), D Duggan (Cork), J McCarthy (Limerick), P Reidy (Kerry), T Ó Sé (Kerry), S Lavin (Limerick), T O’Gorman (Waterford), J Galvin (Limerick), N Murphy [(Cork) Captain] P Kelly (Cork), D O’Connor (Cork), M O’Gorman (Waterford), D Goulding (Cork), M Cussen (Cork), I Ryan (Limerick).

Subs: J Hayes (Clare), E Rockett (Waterford), S O’Donoghue (Cork), L O Lionnain (Waterford), R Costigan (Tipperary), A O’Connor (Cork), M Crowley (Limerick), T O’Sullivan (Kerry).

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