Donal Og Cusack, Wayne Sherlock, Brian Murphy, Tom Kenny and Timmy McCarthy - five of Cork's 2005 All-Ireland final side - have returned to the Rebels line-up for Sunday's NHL Division 1A date with Wexford (Wexford Park, throw-in 3.00pm).
It is a must-win game for Cork who lie two points behind table-toppers Offaly.
Whilst the All-Ireland champions have been bolstered by the return of some top names, 2006 captain Pat Mulcahy and twin brothers Ben and Jerry O'Connor have been given the week off after playing for Newtownshandrum in last Friday's All-Ireland Club final.
In a positional switch, John Allen has selected Ronan Curran at right half-back with John Gardiner taking over at centre back.
Last year's Cork skipper Sean Og O'hAilpin is still yet to feature this season.
CORK (NHL v Wexford) - D Og Cusack; W Sherlock, D O’Sullivan, B Murphy; R Curran, J Gardiner, C O’Connor; T Kenny, K Murphy (Erin’s Own); T McCarthy, C McGann, R Conway; J Deane, B Corcoran, K Murphy (Sarsfields).