O'Reilly missing for Dubs' clash with Cork

Influential wing back Derek O'Reilly has failed to recover sufficiently from a hamstring injury to be included in the Dublin side for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Cork (Parnell Park, throw-in 3.30pm).

Influential wing back Derek O'Reilly has failed to recover sufficiently from a hamstring injury to be included in the Dublin side for Saturday's All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Cork (Parnell Park, throw-in 3.30pm).

O'Reilly, one of the stars of Dublin's impressive league run, went off injured during the first half of the Metropolitans' 2-14 to 3-10 Leinster semi-final loss to Wexford on June 10.

Bu the Craobh Chiarain clubman has had some complications with his recovery and is not rated fit enough to start this weekend's all-ticket encounter.

Dublin manager Tommy Naughton has however been able to name his team captain in his side as corner back Philip Brennan, who was also replaced against Wexford due to injury, has shaken off a hamstring knock to be included.

In the only change to the team that lost to Wexford, former dual star Ger O'Meara takes over from O'Reilly at right half-back, while there is one positional switch up front with Liam Ryan and Ross O'Carroll swapping places on the forty.

Naughton has retained, in his starting line-up, the four players who made their first championship starts for Dublin last time out - O'Carroll, Declan Qualter, Joey Boland and Padraig O'Driscoll.

DUBLIN (SHC v Cork) - G Maguire; P Brennan (capt), S Hiney, T Brady; M Carton, R Fallon, G O'Meara; D Qualter, J Boland; R O'Carroll, L Ryan, D Curtin; J Kelly, P O'Driscoll, K Flynn.

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