Ó hAilpín, Corcoran out for Cork

Cork hurling manager John Allen has made several changes from the side that disposed of Down last time out for Sunday's visit to Semple Stadium to face Tipperary in the National Hurling League.

Cork hurling manager John Allen has made several changes from the side that disposed of Down last time out for Sunday's visit to Semple Stadium to face Tipperary in the National Hurling League.

Skipper Seán Óg Ó hAilpín (flu) and Brian Corcoran (groin) both miss the contest.

Donal Óg Cusack returns in goal and Diarmuid O'Sullivan is named at full-back. Cian O'Connor moves to the left corner to accommodate O'Sullivan, while netminder Martin Coleman drops to the bench.

John Gardiner, Ronan Curran and Graham Callinan make up with half-back line and Tom Kenny and Jerry O'Connor resume their partnership at midfield.

Timmy McCarthy returns at centre-forward, while Jonathan O'Callaghan replaces James Bowles at top of the right, with Kieran Murphy going to full-forward to deputise for Corcoran.

CORK (SH v Tipperary): D Óg Cusack; J Browne, D O'Sullivan, C O'Connor; J Gardiner, R Curran, G Callinan; T Kenny, J O'Connor; G McCarthy, T McCarthy, N Ronan; J O'Callaghan, K Murphy, J Deane.

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