Dublin and Cork name sides for tomorrow night's clash

Cork manager Conor Counihan and his Dublin counterpart Pat Gilroy have named their sides for tomorrow night's Allianz National Football League Division 1 encounter at Pairc Ui Rinn (7.30pm).

Cork manager Conor Counihan and his Dublin counterpart Pat Gilroy have named their sides for tomorrow night's Allianz National Football League Division 1 encounter at Pairc Ui Rinn (7.30pm).

The Rebels show six changes in personnel from the side which lost their first match of the current campaign to Tyrone last weekend.

Key forwards Donncha O'Connor and Colm O'Neill are ruled out because of suspension and injury respectively.

O'Neill scored five points last time out in the slender defeat at Healy Park, with John Hayes added to the full-forward line.

Paul Kerrigan moves from the half-forward line to a full-forward berth, while there are also changes in defence.

St Vincent's clubman Paddy O'Shea replaces Ken O'Halloran between the posts.

Noel O'Leary switches to right-half-back, with Ger Spillane coming back into the side at centre-half-back, and Eoin Cadogan completing the defence.

Meanwhile Alan O'Connor and Pearse O'Neill continue their midfield partnership.

Unbeaten Dublin show two changes to their starting line-up from the team which beat Monaghan last Saturday.

Following a midweek Leinster Under 21 semi-final victory after extra-time over Carlow, both Rory O'Carroll and James McCarthy have been ruled out of contention.

The talented defensive duo also featured in the win over Monaghan at Parnell Park, and have been replaced by St Vincent's players Paul Conlon and Hugh Gill.

CORK (SF v Dublin): P O’Shea; R Carey, M Shields, E Cotter; N O’Leary, G Spillane, E Cadogan; A O’Connor, P O’Neill; F Goold, N Murphy, P Kelly; D Goulding, P Kerrigan, J Hayes.

DUBLIN (SF v Cork): M Savage; P Conlon, M Fitzsimons, P MacMahon; H Gill, C O'Sullivan, G Brennan; E Fennell, R McConnell; A Hubbard, M McAuley, P Flynn; D Henry, B Brogan, K McManamon.

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