Cahalane played for the county senior hurlers last year, but while he had opted to only play senior football this year, he had indicated a desire to play U21 hurling if possible. While his availability for Ger Fitzgerald’s side was in question due to the footballers’ involvement in the All-Ireland qualifiers fourth round the weekend after next, he is named at left half-back. In the previous two years, the St Finbarr’s man had filled the full-back spot.
Two of the Cork side who began last Sunday’s Munster SHC final defeat to Limerick are included. Christopher Joyce is named at centre-back, while Conor Lehane is at left half-forward. Four subs from Sunday, Colm Spillane, Patrick O’Mahony, Robert O’Shea and Jamie Coughlan, are named at corner-back, full-back, midfield and right half-forward respectively.
* The Electric Ireland Munster MHC final replay between Limerick and Waterford takes place at Semple Stadium next Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm. Extra-time if necessary.
CORK (U21H v Tipperary): P Collins (Ballinhassig); C Spillane (Castlelyons), P O’Mahony (Midleton), D Lester (Bishopstown); D O’Mahony (Carrigtwohill), C Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), D Cahalane (St Finbarr’s); B Murray (Bishopstown), R O’Shea (Carrigaline); J Coughlan (Newtownshandrum), D Lordan (Courcey Rovers), C Lehane (Midleton); A Cadogan (Douglas), J Wall (Kilbrittain), B Hartnett (Midleton).
Subs: T Wallace (Midleton), S Murphy (Blackrock), C Barry (Castlelyons), K Kavanagh (Carrigaline), N Kelly (Mayfield), M Sugrue (Bandon), K Hallissey (Éire Óg), B Lawton (Castlemartyr), C Buckley (Na Piarsaigh).
TIPPERARY (IH v Cork): D Egan (Kildangan); S O’Brien (Newport), M Butler (Drom & Inch), T Treacy (Cappawhite); W Ryan (Clonakenny), D Young (Toomevara), P Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore); J McLoughney (Toomevara), S McCormack (Borris-Ileigh); O Quirke (Silvermines), T Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore), D O’Hanlon (Carrick Swans); R Gleeson (Kildangan), T Butler (Clonoulty Rossmore), P Greene (Upperchurch Drombane).