Cork unchanged, Murphy on the bench

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has selected an unchanged team for Sunday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm).

Cork unchanged, Murphy on the bench

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has selected an unchanged team for Sunday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm).

Barry-Murphy has unsurprisingly kept faith with the fifteen players who combined to beat defending champions Kilkenny in the last round, as the Rebels try to book their first All-Ireland final berth since 2006.

There were some positional switches for the Kilkenny game and they are reflected in this line-up with Shane O'Neill stationed at full-back and Stephen McDonnell listed in the right corner.

Jamie Coughlan will lead Cork's attack from centre forward, the position he filled against the Cats, while Conor Lehane is pencilled in at top of the left.

There is one notable change to the Rebels' bench as experienced defender Brian Murphy adds to Barry-Murphy's options at the back.

Murphy broke his collarbone in a club game with Bride Rovers only six weeks ago. It looked like a season-ending injury but a visit to an English specialist has got him back in time for the semi-final clash.

Cork and Dublin met in the All-Ireland qualifiers in 2007 and 2008 and they faced each other four times in All-Ireland finals in the 1940s and 1950s, but the counties have not clashed in the last-four of the Championship since 1928.

Overall, they have met fourteen times in the Championship with the results standing at 11-2 in Cork's favour along with one draw.

CORK (SHC v Dublin): Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Shane O'Neill, Conor O'Sullivan; Tom Kenny, Christopher Joyce, William Egan; Lorcan McLoughlin, Daniel Kearney; Seamus Harnedy, Jamie Coughlan, Pa Cronin (capt); Luke O'Farrell, Patrick Horgan, Conor Lehane.

Subs: Darren McCarthy, Kilian Murphy, Brian Murphy, Mark Ellis, Stephen White, Rob O'Shea, Cian McCarthy, Stephen Moylan, Cathal Naughton, Michael Cussen, Michael O'Sullivan.

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