Cork captain Shields returns for Derry clash

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has named his team to face Derry in Sunday’s Allianz National League double-header at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Cork captain Shields returns for Derry clash

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has named his team to face Derry in Sunday’s Allianz National League double-header at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Cuthbert has made four changes to the side that overcame Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday with captain Michael Shields returning in place of Eoin Cadogan at full-back.

Cadogan and fellow dual-star Aidan Walsh will line-out for the hurlers in their clash against Offaly in the second leg of this weekend’s double-header and will return to the football panel for the Mayo match on March 16.

Elsewhere, Clonakilty’s Tom Clancy returns at centre-back having sat out the Dublin game with an injury picked up against Kildare, with Kevin O’ Driscoll also coming into a new look half-back line and Andrew O’ Sullivan replacing Walsh in centre-field in the final change.

There is one additional positional switch to the side that beat Dublin, with Tomás Clancy switching to corner back in place of Noel Galvin who picked up a hamstring strain on Saturday.

On the injury front, Patrick Kelly returns to the panel after a long injury lay-off along with Donncha O'Connor, while Damien Cahalane and Jamie O'Sullivan both continue to make good progress with their respective injury rehabilitations too.

None of the U-21 panel are available to Cuthbert this week as they prepare to face Kerry in the Munster Championship on March 12.

Cork (SF v Derry): K O’Halloran, A Cronin, M Shields, Tomás Clancy; J Loughrey, Tom Clancy (Clonakilty), K O’Driscoll; F Goold, A O’Sullivan; M Collins, P Kerrigan, J O’Rourke; D Goulding, B Hurley, J Hayes.

The footballers face Derry at 1pm on Sunday, followed by the hurlers’ clash with Offaly at 3pm.

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