Manager Sean Hayes has kept faith with the starting 15 that comfortably fended off the challenge of Clare by 0-23 to 0-8 in last Wednesday’s quarter-final tie at Cooraclare.
Peter Kelleher will start at full-forward in what will be his third outing in the space of a week, having lined out for the Cork seniors in their league win over Monaghan on Sunday. Fellow senior panellists Stephen Cronin and Kieran Histon are named at centre-back and left half-back, respectively.
The top scorers from last week’s game, Sean O’Donoghue and Brian Coakley, will again lead the attack as Cork bid to reach a sixth consecutive provincial decider.
Their opponents are bolstered by the inclusion of Waterford senior hurler Tom Devine, selected at full-forward.
A Casey (Kiskeam); D Quinn (St Finbarr’s), J Mullins (Éire Óg), M McSweeney (Newcestown); K Flahive (Douglas), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers), K Histon (Cobh); S White (Clonakilty), R O’Toole (Éire Óg); D O’Driscoll (Clann na Gael), S O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), R Harkin (Mallow); B Coakley (Carrigaline), P Kelleher (Kilmichael), M Hurley (Castlehaven).
R Donovan (Nemo Rangers), K Cremin (Boherbue), E Lavers (Dohenys), C Kiely (Ballincollig), S O’Leary (Bantry Blues), S Sherlock (St Finbarr’s), M Dineen (Namh Aban), S O’Donovan (Ilen Rovers), C Dorgan (Ballincollig).
K Dwane (Ballinacourty); C O’Neill (Brickey Rangers), S Dalton (De La Salle), D Ryan (The Nire); W Hahessy (Rathgormack), A Dwyer (Geraldines), J Mullaney (Stradbally); D Gartland (Ardmore), C Prunty (Ballinacourty); L Mulligan (Rathgormack), E O’Brien (Stradbally), J Curry (Rathgormack); C Murray (Rathgormack), T Devine (Modeligo), F Ó Cuirrín (An Rinn).
(v Kerry) 1. A Ruddle (Newcastlewest), 2. S O Dea (Kilteely/Dromkeen) (Captain), 3. S Cahill (Mountcollins), 4. M O Sullivan (Galtee Gaels), 5. M O Donovan (Galbally), 6. S Flannagan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), 7. G Brown (Na Piarsaigh), 8. C Fahy (Drom/Broadford), 9. T Childs (Galtee Gaels), 10. S Murphy (N’west), 11. K Ryan (Mungret St Pauls), 12. B Fanning (Pallasgreen), 13. H Bourke (Adare), 14. C Sheehan (N’west), 15. B Donovan ( Monaleen).