Cork make two changes for quarter-final

Cork manager Billy Morgan has made two changes to his side for Saturday's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash with Sligo (Croke Park, throw-in 2pm).

Cork manager Billy Morgan has made two changes to his side for Saturday's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash with Sligo (Croke Park, throw-in 2pm).

Goalkeeper Alan Quirke, who has recovered from the dislocated shoulder he sustained in the Munster opener against Limerick, takes over between the posts from Paddy O'Shea.

Meanwhile Noel O'Leary, who was suspended for the 0-16 to 0-14 qualifier win over Louth, returns at right half-back with John Miskella moving to right half-forward and Conor McCarthy the player to miss out.

Cork boast an enviable record in the All-Ireland's last-eight, having won all three of their previous quarter-finals in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

They also have the 2007 championship's current top scorer in their starting line-up - Nemo star James Masters (3-23).

Saturday's encounter is only the second ever championship meeting between Cork and Sligo. They tussled in the fourth round of the All-Ireland qualifiers in 2005 when the Rebels won by 3-13 to 0-11 in Portlaoise, with Masters contributing 1-1.

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

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