Corcoran back for Cork

Brian Corcoran returns to the Cork line-up for his first league start as the All-Ireland champions host Antrim in the National Hurling League on Saturday at Páirc Ui Rinn.

Brian Corcoran returns to the Cork line-up for his first league start as the All-Ireland champions host Antrim in the National Hurling League on Saturday at Páirc Ui Rinn.

Corcoran impressed as a substitute last time out against Wexford and turned the game, helping the Rebels to a one-point victory.

In all, there are six changes from the side that beat the Slaneysiders.

Paul Morrissey replaces Donal Óg Cusack between the sticks - the Cloyne club man is being rested.

Brian Murphy returns at right corner-back instead of John Browne, while Cian O'Connor takes over at full-back from Diarmuid O'Sullivan, who is out of the country.

Peter Kelly comes in at centre-back for Ronan Curran, while newcomer Ronan McGregor lines out instead of Jerry O'Connor at midfield.

Neil Ronan moves to top of the right in place of Kieran Murphy, with Corcoran at full-forward and Joe Deane on the left.

CORK (SH v Antrim): P Morrissey; B Murphy, C O’Connor, P Mulcahy; G Callinan, P Kelly, S Óg Ó hAilpín; T Kenny, R McGregor; G McCarthy, N McCarthy, T McCarthy; N Ronan, B Corcoran, J Deane.

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