Cork lost by six points against Galway last Sunday and new manager Kieran Kingston has re-formatted his attack. Séamus Harnedy, the Rebels’ goalscorer in that defeat, is ruled out through injury. Paudie O’Sullivan, Patrick Cronin, and Alan Cadogan also miss out.
Bill Cooper is the only survivor in the half-forward line and he is selected at number 11, flanked by Brian Lawton and Lorcán McLoughlin. On the inside, Conor Lehane and William Leahy come in alongside Patrick Horgan, with Leahy making his league debut.
McLoughlin played at midfield last week alongside Cormac Murphy, who is the fifth player to make way. Daniel Kearney, a substitute last week, is fully recovered from a hand injury and comes into the team.
He is partnered by Aidan Walsh, who moves up from the half-back line, with his place taken by Colm Spillane.
A Nash (Kanturk); Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown), C Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), S McDonnell (Glen Rovers); D Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), W Egan (Kilbrin), C Spillane (Castlelyons); D Kearney (Sarsfields), A Walsh (Kanturk); B Lawton (Castlemartyr), B Cooper (Youghal), L McLoughlin (Kanturk); C Lehane (Midleton), W Leahy (Aghada), P Horgan (Glen Rovers). Subs: P Collins (Ballinhassig), S Murphy (Blackrock), M Ellis (Millstreet), P Cronin (Bishopstown), A Cadogan (Douglas), P O’Sullivan (Cloyne), C McCarthy (Sarsfields), S Moylan (Douglas), C Murphy (Mallow), L O’Farrell (Midleton), K Burke (Midleton).
D McDermott (Banagher); E McGuckin (Swatragh), C McSorley (Ballinascreen), S McCullagh (Banagher); D McCloskey (Banagher), P Kelly (Kevin Lynch’s), M McGrath (Slaughtneil); O McCloskey (Banagher), T McCloskey (Banagher); J O’Dwyer (Banagher), M McGuigan (Slaughtneil), G O’Kane (Slaughtneil); S Farren (Banagher), R Convery (Swatragh), A Grant (Na Magha).