UCC star Ronan Conway has been forced out of the Cork side to face Clare at Pairc Ui Rinn this Sunday due to injury.
Conway, an Under-21 last season, picked up a knock in a colleges game on Monday and his withdrawal is the only change to the side originally selected to take on Wexford last weekend.
That game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Wexford Park, with the re-fixed date worryingly yet to be confirmed.
Conway's place at left half-forward goes to 2004 All-Star Niall McCarthy.
Last year's All-Ireland winning skipper Sean Og O hAilpin remains sidelined, while Pat Mulcahy, and Ben and Jerry O'Connor are still absent from the line-up after Newtownshandrum's All-Ireland Club final defeat.
Sunday's NHL Division 1A clash is a repeat of last summer's All-Ireland SHC semi-final which the Rebels won by 0-16 to 0-15.
CORK (NHL v Clare) - D Og Cusack; W Sherlock, D O’Sullivan, B Murphy; R Curran, J Gardiner, C O’Connor; T Kenny, K Murphy (Erins Own); T McCarthy, C McGann, N McCarthy; J Deane, B Corcoran, K Murphy (Sarsfields).