The inclusion of the An Ghaeltacht defender is one of five changes made by manager Jack O’Connor from last week’s quarter-final victory over Limerick IT. Brendan Kealy comes into goal, Anthony Maher is named at midfield, Donncha Walsh starts at half-forward and David Moran is drafted in at wing-forward.
Cork hurling boss Denis Walsh has handed out 10 intercounty senior debuts for tomorrow’s Waterford Crystal Cup senior hurling quarter-final against UCC in Páirc Ui Rinn. Four members of last year’s Cork minor hurling side are included in half-back Christopher Joyce, wing-forward Conor Lehane, and corner-forward pair Jamie Coughlan and Brian Hartnett. The other newcomers are corner-back Paul O’Leary, full-back Cian Fogarty, centre-back Mark Ellis, midfielder Brian Lawton, centre-forward Bill Cooper and full-forward Seamus Harnedy are the other newcomers. Fogarty, Ellis, Lawton and Cooper all featured in Cork’s All-Ireland IHC final defeat against Kilkenny last August.
KERRY (SF v Cork): B Kealy; P Reidy, M Ó’Sé, S Enright; J Lyne, T Ó’Sé, E Hickson; A Maher, S Scanlon; A O’Sullivan, Darran O’Sullivan, D Walsh; D Geaney, D Moran, P Geaney.
Subs: T Mac an tSaoir, G Sayers, B O’Grady, K Dwyer, M O’Donoghue, Danny O’Sullivan, C O’Mahony, P McCarthy, P O’Connor.
CORK (SF Panel v Kerry): D Lordan, B Shanahan, D O’Sullivan, E Keane, M Cronin, A O’Connor, F Lynch, C O’Driscoll, R O’Sullivan, AJ O’Connor, K O’Connor, M Mennis, G Spillane, D Goold, J Sexton, K O’Halloran, K McMahon, D O’Connor, T O’Neill, M Herlihy, M Dilworth, E Cotter, D O’Donovan, I Jones, S McLoughlin.
CORK (SH v UCC): M Coleman; P O’Leary, C Fogarty, S Murphy; C Joyce, M Ellis, R Ryan; G Callanan, B Lawton; T Murray, B Cooper, C Lehane; J Coughlan, S Harnedy, B Hartnett. Subs: A Nash, G Moylan, P O’Mahony¸ D O’Sullivan, C McCarthy, E Murphy, M Cussen, J Wall.
LOUTH (SF v UCD): S Connor; G Hoey, A Hoey, R Greene; R Finnegan, D Crilly, L Shevlin; P Keenan, R Carroll; D Byrne, A Reid, B Donnelly; JP Rooney, S Lennon, D Maguire.
SLIGO (SF v NUIG): B McGovern; B Kennedy, G Gilsenan, R Donovan; C Harrison, P McGovern, B Curran; T Taylor, B Egan; F Quinn, E O’Hara, P Hughes; M Brehony, A Marren, D Maye.
NUIG (SF v Sligo): N King; C McDonald, S McHale, K Rogers; P Gardiner, C Conroy, J Moore; S Gilmartin, D Corroon; F Deasmhúnaigh, G Higgins, M McHugh; N Douglas, A Mullan, J Doherty.