Five survive from last year's Cork U21 side

Just five of last year’s U21 team will be in action when Cork face Kerry at Páirc Ui Rinn in Cork at 2.30pm this Saturday.

Just five of last year’s U21 team will be in action when Cork face Kerry at Páirc Ui Rinn in Cork at 2.30pm this Saturday.

Rebel manager John Cleary has selected a new-look side to face the Kingdom in the Munster semi-final, as only Shane McCarthy, Colm O’Neill, Conor O’Driscoll, David Goold and Colm O’Driscoll are available from last year’s defeat.

However, there are a number of talented graduates from last year’s minor side in the team, including Ciarán Sheehan at wing-forward.

CIT’s Sigerson-winning outfit is represented by O’Neill, McCarthy, O’Driscoll, Noel Galvin and sub James Fitzpatrick.

There is considerable attacking talent on the bench in Mark Collins, Eoghan Buckley and Nemo Rangers' Barry O’Driscoll, while Colm O’Neill is set to captain the side as there is no representative from the Barrs starting.

Eoin Keane, who was also a member of Gerald McCarthy’s 2009 hurling panel, is on the bench.

CORK (U21F v Kerry): D Farry (Nemo Rangers); S McLoughlin (Kanturk), J O’Sullivan (Bishopstown), N Galvin (Ballincollig); C O’Driscoll (Ilen Rovers), A Walsh (Kanturk), B Daly (Newmarket); C O’Donovan (Valley Rovers), K O’Driscoll (Tadgh MacCárthaigh); C Sheehan (Éire Óg), S McCarthy (Douglas), C O’Driscoll (Tadgh MacCárthaigh); C O’Neill (Ballyclough), D Goold (Macroom), P Honohan (Bishopstown). Subs: B Walsh (Oliver Plunkett’s), L Jennings (Ballincollig), R Buckley (Macroom), D O’Sullivan (Ballinascarthy), J Fitzpatrick (Carbery Rangers), E Keane (St Finbar's), M Collins (Castlehaven), E Buckley (Michael’s), B O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers).

Article courtesy of The Evening Echo

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