Walsh makes wholesale changes for Dublin clash

With his team out of the running for a place in the Division 1 final, Cork manager Denis Walsh has made ten changes in personnel for tomorrow's clash with Dublin at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (throw-in 2.30pm).

With his team out of the running for a place in the Division 1 final, Cork manager Denis Walsh has made ten changes in personnel for tomorrow's clash with Dublin at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (throw-in 2.30pm).

Shane O'Neill, Ronan Curran, Brian Murphy, Ben O'Connor and Pat Horgan are the only survivors from the Rebels' disappointing defeat to Wexford last time out in the Allianz Hurling League.

Donal Og Cusack takes over from Anthony Nash in goal and dual player Eoin Cadogan, Stephen McDonnell, John Gardiner and William Egan have been added to the defence.

Pa Cronin joins Murphy in midfield, and Cian McCarthy, Niall McCarthy, Luke O'Farrell and last year's captain Kieran 'Fraggy' Murphy return in the forwards.

Walsh will want a big performance from his troops. This is their last competitive game before the Munster Championship quarter-final against Tipperary on Sunday, May 29.

Dublin, who are a point behind leaders Kilkenny in Division 1, need a win on Leeside to give themselves a shot at reaching the county's first Division 1 decider since 1946.

CORK (v Dublin): Donal Og Cusack; Stephen McDonnell, Eoin Cadogan, Shane O'Neill; John Gardiner, Ronan Curran, William Egan; Brian Murphy, Pa Cronin; Ben O'Connor, Cian McCarthy, Niall McCarthy; Luke O'Farrell, Kieran Murphy, Pat Horgan.

Subs: Martin Coleman, Shane Murphy, Ray Ryan, Jamie Nagle, Tom Kenny, Jerry O'Connor, Lorcan McLoughlin, Cathal Naughton, Paudie O'Sullivan, Michael Cussen, Conor Lehane.

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