Wing back Brian O'Driscoll will start for Cork in tomorrow's Cadbury All-Ireland Under-21 Football semi-final against Cavan at O'Connor Park in Tullamore (throw-in 3.45pm).
O'Driscoll returns to the young Rebels' defence at the expense of TJ Brosnan, who was a starter in last week's 1-17 to 0-9 Munster U-21 final win over Tipperary.
Manager John Cleary has called on O'Driscoll who lined out in the Munster quarter-final and semi-final victories over Kerry and Limerick respectively. Castlehaven's Damien Cahalane captains the team from full-back.
Cork have won three Munster U-21 titles in-a-row and are hoping to make up for losing to Dublin at the semi-final stage of last year's All-Ireland U-21 Championship. They were last All-Ireland U-21 champions in 2009.
Previewing this weekend's clash with Ulster winners Cavan, Cleary told the Corkman newspaper: "The Ulster Championship is notoriously hard to win, and Cavan did three-in-a-row this year, and they were in an All-Ireland final in 2011.
"From what I can gather, this is the best team they have produced over the past three years and having watched the video of the Ulster final, I thought they looked very impressive.
"I'm in no doubt we'll be in for one hell of a battle on Saturday and, unless we play as well as we did in the second half of the Munster final (against Tipperary) for the entire game, we are going to have our work cut out to advance."
The Cork boss added: "It's absolutely crucial that we perform to our full potential because, as I know only too well following our semi-final defeats in 2011 and 2012, anything less than that and you will be forced to pay the price at this stage of the Championship."
CORK (U-21FC v Cavan): David Hanrahan; Conor Dorman, Damien Cahalane (capt), Alan Cronin; Brian O'Driscoll, Tom Clancy, Jamie Wall; Sean Kiely, Ian Maguire; Alan Cadogan, Mark Sugrue, John O'Rourke; Dan MacEoin, Brian Hurley, Luke Connolly.
Subs: Patrick Kirby, Conor O'Sullivan, Kevin Crowley, TJ Brosnan, Kevin Fulignati, Jamie Burns, Kevin Hallissey, Cathal Vaughan, Thomas Hegarty.