Rebels start League campaign without five regulars

Cork will be without five of their starting All-Ireland-winning team for Sunday's National Hurling League opener against Limerick in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Cork will be without five of their starting All-Ireland-winning team for Sunday's National Hurling League opener against Limerick in Páirc Uí Rinn.

The Rebels are without Wayne Sherlock, Brian Murphy, John Gardiner, Kieran Murphy and Brian Corcoran for the clash against the Shannonsiders.

Sherlock is nursing a groin injury, Corcoran is being rested and Gardiner and the two Murphys are involved with their colleges.

John Browne takes Sherlock's corner-back berth, Pat Mulcahy replaces Brian Murphy in the other corner and Graham Callinan moves to right wing-back in place of Gardiner.

In attack, Jonathan O'Callaghan replaces Kieran Murphy at top of the right and Ballyhea's Neil Ronan moves to full-forward in place of Corcoran.

CORK (SH V Limerick): D Og Cusack; J Browne, D O'Sullivan, P Mulcahy; G Callinan, R Curran, S Og O hAilpin; T Kenny, J O'Connor; B O'Connor, N McCarthy, T McCarthy; J O'Callaghan, N Ronan, J Deane.

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