Cork boosted by Murphy's return

All-Star midfielder Nicholas Murphy as recovered from a flu bug to be named in the Cork team for Saturday's NFL Division 1A showdown with Dublin (Parnell Park, throw-in 7.30pm).

All-Star midfielder Nicholas Murphy as recovered from a flu bug to be named in the Cork team for Saturday's NFL Division 1A showdown with Dublin (Parnell Park, throw-in 7.30pm).

The Carrigaline clubman missed the Rebels' impressive win over Tyrone last time out due to the illness.

With Murphy rejoining Derek Kavanagh in midfield, Cork manager Billy Morgan has moved Dermot Hurley to centre-forward, with Alan O'Connor the player to lose out in the reshuffle.

Morgan will be hoping his ace attacker James Masters puts on another good showing of shooting in the capital - the Nemo Rangers star has scored 0-10 in Cork's three league games to date, while Donnacha O'Connor (2-3) and Kevin O'Sullivan (1-5) have also hit some impressive scores.

CORK (NFL v Dublin) - P O'Shea; E Sexton, M Shields, K O'Connor; N O'Leary, G Spillane, A Lynch; D Kavanagh, N Murphy; S O'Brien, D Hurley, K McMahon; J Masters, D O'Connor, K O'Sullivan.

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