Cork select unchanged team

Cork manager Denis Walsh has announced an unchanged starting line-up for Sunday's Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (throw-in 4pm).

Cork manager Denis Walsh has announced an unchanged starting line-up for Sunday's Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (throw-in 4pm).

Walsh has given a vote of confidence to the fifteen players who started the impressive 3-15 to 0-14 quarter-final win over Tipperary.

Two-time All-Star Donal Og Cusack remains between the posts, while Shane O'Neill, Eoin Cadogan and Brian Murphy are retained in the full-back line.

Cadogan will line out for a Cork side for the third time in four weeks, having feature in the footballers' Munster semi-final replay against Kerry last weekend.

Meanwhile, former All-Ireland winning trio John Gardiner, Ronan Curran and Sean Og O hAilpin complete the Rebels' defence for the Limerick tie.

Tom Kenny partners Cathal Naughton at midfield, while twin brothers Ben and Jerry O'Connor are assisted by Niall McCarthy in the half-forwards.

Hurler of the Month Aisake O hAilpín maintains his full-forward berth, after bagging 1-1 against Tipperary, and is flanked by captain Kieran 'Fraggy' Murphy and Patrick Horgan.

Walsh says his side have been very lucky on the injury front.

"We have been very fortunate there, and I suppose I have to give credit to the backroom team and in particular Dr Con Murphy and Declan O'Sullivan and those guys," he said.

"When you have 30 players there, normally you have a few fellas who have broken down or whatever, but we have been quite lucky now. It's fantastic really."

CORK (SHC v Limerick): D Og Cusack; S O'Neill, E Cadogan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curran, S Og O hAilpin; T Kenny, C Naughton; B O'Connor, J O'Connor, N McCarthy; K Murphy (capt0, A O'hAilpin, P Horgan.

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