Cork include Cotter for U-21 decider

Ballincollig's Brian Cotter will start for champions Cork in tomorrow night's Cadbury's Munster Under-21 football final against Waterford (Pairc Ui Rinn, throw-in 7.00pm).

Ballincollig's Brian Cotter will start for champions Cork in tomorrow night's Cadbury's Munster Under-21 football final against Waterford (Pairc Ui Rinn, throw-in 7.00pm).

Cotter will line out at centre half-forward, having impressed when coming off the bench for John Hayes in the 4-14 to 1-06 semi-final hammering of Tipperary.

Senior star Hayes was forced off with a broken bone in his hand.

Cotter's inclusion is the only change manager Tony Leahy has made as his side bid for Cork's third Munster title in as many seasons.

It would be the Rebels' first three-in-a-row since 1984-86, when Niall Cahalane, Tony Davis and Mick Slocum captained them to successive wins.

Waterford, whose 2003 win is their only one to date, have made one change for the final.

Clashmore clubman Killian O'Keeffe, who hit a decisive late point in the Deise's 1-08 to 0-07 semi-final defeat of Clare, is named at right half-forward in place of Maurice O'Gorman.

O'Keeffe's inclusion sees semi-final goal hero Patrick Hurney shift to full-forward and Ian Cantwell move from right to left half-forward.

CORK (U-21FC v Waterford) - K O'Halloran; R Carey, C Murphy, S O'Donoghue; D Limerick, M Shields, E Cadogan; A O'Connor, P Kelly; F Gould, B Cotter, P Kerrigan; D Goulding, P O'Flynn, R Leahy.

Subs: D Moynihan, G O’Shea, N Horgan, C O’Neill, A O’Sullivan, F Lynch, C Callanan, C Keane, J Murphy.

WATERFORD (U-21) - P Walsh; K McBride, T O'Gorman, J Seaward; S Lennon, D Hickey, M Whelan; M Fives, S Prendergast; K O'Keeffe, P Phelan, I Cantwell; S Fleming, P Hurney, G O'Connor.

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