Rebels bring in McIntyre for Munster final

Killian McIntyre

There is just one enforced change to the Cork team for tomorrow night’s Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 HC final clash with Clare at Cusack Park (throw-in 7.15pm).

Following the sending off of half-back Cormac Murphy in the semi-final victory over Waterford a fortnight ago, manager Pat Kenneally has selected Killian McIntyre of Carrigaline to start at No 7 alongside his clubmate Kevin Kavanagh and Midleton’s Killian Burke.

Frustrating the Clare attack, which scored 5-19 against Tipperary in their last-four clash, will be key for Cork if they are to win a first provincial title since 2007.

At the other end of the field, the full-forward line of Anthony Spillane, Alan Cadogan and Robert O’Shea, which accounted for 3-12 of the 3-18 output against Waterford, remainsintact, with Mark Sugrue and Mark O’Connor remaining as options off the bench.

CORK (U21H v Clare): P Collins (Ballinhassig); S Murphy (Blackrock), C Barry (Castlelyons), C Buckley (Na Piarsaigh); K Kavanagh (Carrigaline), K Burke (Midleton), K McIntyre (Carrigaline); D Brosnan (Brian Dillons), R Cahalane (Ballymartle); S O’Keeffe (Blackrock), C Spillane (Castlelyons), M Collins (Ballinhassig); A Spillane (Castlelyons), A Cadogan (Douglas), R O’Shea (Carrigaline).

Subs: M Brown (Ballyhea), C Coleman (Ballymartle), P Fitzgerald (Douglas), M Sugrue (Bandon), K O’Connor (Mallow), M O’Connor (Douglas), C Walsh (Midleton), A Dennehy (Charleville), E Smith (Blackrock).


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