Bishopstown’s O’Neill and Kilbrin clubman Egan both missed the two-point defeat to Kilkenny two weeks ago through injury. O’Neill is a direct replacement for Killian Murphy in the full-back line while Egan is in his usual half-back slot, with Lorcán McLoughlin moving from there to midfield and Pa Cronin going from midfield to number 12 as Cian McCarthy misses out.
Tyrone have made seven changes for their Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-final with Kildare (Croke Park, 2pm). Corner-back Cathal McCarron is the only surviving member of the Red Hands’ defence which played in last Sunday’s loss to Kerry, with Tyrone’s qualification for the last four having been assured before that game. Interestingly, Matthew Donnelly, normally an attacker, is named at centre-back.
The Cavanagh brothers, Seán and Colm, remain together in midfield while Joe McMahon moves from centre-back to right half-forward as Patrick McNeice misses out, while Martin Penrose comes in for Ronan O’Neill in the full-forward line.
Meanwhile, Galway forward Niall Burke has been ruled out of next week’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final against Kilkenny as he has to undergo surgery on a calf injury.
CORK (SH v Clare): A Nash (Kanturk); S O’Neill (Bishopstown), B Murphy (Bride Rovers), C O’Sullivan (Sars); S White (Ballygarvan), C Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), W Egan (Kilbrin); L McLoughlin (Kanturk), D Kearney (Sars); C Lehane (Midleton), P O’Sullivan (Cloyne), P Cronin (Bishopstown); S Moylan (Douglas), L O’Farrell (Midleton), P Horgan (Glen Rovers).
TYRONE (SF v Kildare): N Morgan (Edendork St Malachy’s); PJ Quinn (Moortown St Malachy’s), C Clarke (Omagh St Enda’s), C McCarron (Dromore St Dympna’s); D Carlin (Killyclogher St Mary’s), Matthew Donnelly (Trillick St Macartan’s), C Gormley (Carrickmore Colmcilles); C Cavanagh (Moy Tír na nÓg), S Cavanagh (Moy Tír na nÓg); Joe McMahon (Omagh St Enda’s), P Harte (Errigal Ciarán), Mark Donnelly (Carrickmore Colmcilles); M Penrose (Carrickmore Colmcilles), S O’Neill (Clann na Gael), D McCurry (Edendork St Malachy’s).