Cork footballers make seven changes for clash with Waterford

The Cork football management have made seven changes to their side for Sunday’s McGrath Cup semi-final clash with Waterford in Ardmore.

Cork footballers make seven changes for clash with Waterford

While the defence doesn’t have as many alterations as there are in attack, there are two switches.

Liam Jennings and Pádraig Hodnett, who both started the preliminary round game against Mary Immaculate College, come into the side at right corner-back and right half-back, respectively, with James Loughrey and Daniel Hazel the players to miss out.

Mark Collins and Michael Cussen continue in midfield, but the attack is almost totally changed from the side which beat Tipperary last week.

Right corner-forward Dan Mac Eoin is the only player chosen last week to remain in the side and he is now partnered by Fiachra Ó Deasúnaigh and John Hayes in the inside line. Kevin O’Driscoll of Tadhg Mac Cárthaighs, Nemo Rangers’ Barry O’Driscoll and George Durrant form the new-look half-forward line.

CORK (SF v Waterford): K O’Halloran (Bishopstown); L Jennings (Ballincollig), T Clancy (Clonakilty), S O’Donoghue (Ballincollig); P Hodnett (Carbery Rangers), E Cadogan (Douglas), J O’Sullivan (Bishopstown); M Cussen (Glanmire), M Collins (Castlehaven); K O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthigh), B O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers), G Durrant (Ballincollig); D Mac Eoin (Ilen Rovers), F Ó Deasúnaigh (Bishopstown), J Hayes (Carbery Rangers).

Subs: R Price (O’Donovan Rossa), J Loughrey (Mallow), J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), C O’Neill (Ballyclough), C O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), D O’Connor (Ballydesmond), P Kerrigan (Nemo), B Hurley (Castlehaven).

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