Cork go with Goold

Fintan Goold, the recently-crowned Cadbury's Hero of the Future, has been drafted into the Cork team for Sunday's Munster SFC final clash with Kerry (Killarney, throw-in 2pm).

Fintan Goold, the recently-crowned Cadbury's Hero of the Future, has been drafted into the Cork team for Sunday's Munster SFC final clash with Kerry (Killarney, throw-in 2pm).

Goold's promotion is the only change Cork boss Billy Morgan has made to the side that beat Tipperary 2-18 to 0-10 in a one-sided semi-final last time out.

Instrumental in the Rebels' Under-21 All-Ireland win this season, Goold comes in for Conor McCarthy at right half-forward. The Macroom star was used as a substitute for Cork's recent wins over Limerick and Tipp in the senior provincial championship.

Sunday's game - Cork's sixth championship meeting with their arch rivals in three years - will see Cork goalkeeper Paddy O'Shea and full-forward Michael Cussen make their Munster final debuts.

O'Shea has held onto the 'keeper's jersey with last year's net minder Alan Quirke still nursing a shoulder injury, while Cussen, who stands at 6ft 7in, will be hoping to use his physical attributes to get the better of the Kerry defence, just as Tralee giant Kieran Donaghy did last year when helping Kerry to All-Ireland glory.

Cork have been impressive so far in this year's championship, scoring 4-32 in their two wins over Limerick and Tipp and the reigning Munster champions are still to concede a goal this summer.

Cork's chief scorer is James Masters once again - the Nemo Rangers hitman has amassed 3-14 in two games to be top of the scoring charts nationwide.

Billy Morgan is bidding to steer Cork to a ninth Munster senior football crown, having presided over eight previous successes in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 2006.

CORK (SFC v Kerry) - P O'Shea; M Shields, G Canty, K O'Connor; N O'Leary, G Spillane, A Lynch; D Kavanagh (capt), N Murphy; F Goold, P O'Neill, K McMahon; J Masters, M Cussen, D O'Connor.

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