Midfielder O’Connor returns for Rebels

Alan O’Connor returns to the Cork team for tomorrow night’s trip to Portlaoise to face Laois in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League, having been forced to withdraw through injury before last Sunday’s loss to Donegal.

O’Connor comes in for Aidan Walsh at midfield in the only change made by manager Conor Counihan for the battle with Justin McNulty’s men. Macroom defender Eoin O’Mahony, who made his first competitive appearance for Cork last Sunday, continues to operate at full-back while UCC Sigerson Cup team-mates Mark Collins and Barry O’Driscoll keep their places at centre-forward and left corner-forward respectively.

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has brought Justin McMahon back into the side for their clash with Westmeath tomorrow night. The Omagh man will play at full-back as Conor Clarke makes way. Harte maintains his rotation goalkeeper policy as Pascal McConnell comes in for John Devine.

Wexford manager Jason Ryan has announced an unchanged team for their Division 3 tie with Offaly in Tullamore. Kilmore clubman, Paddy Byrne is missing from the squad through suspension while also absent from the squad is right half-back Lee Chin who was rested for last Sunday’s win over Tipperary. Another surprise omission is Castletown clubman, Conor Carty who was a second half substitute against Premier County.

CORK (SF v Laois): K O’Halloran; R Carey, E O’Mahony, E Cotter; N O’Leary, G Canty, P Kissane; A O’Connor, F Goold; P Kerrigan, M Collins, P Kelly; C O’Neill, D O’Connor, B O’Driscoll.

TYRONE (SF v Westmeath): P McConnell; A McCrory, Justin McMahon, PJ Quinn; C McCarron, P Harte, D McCaul; N McKenna, Joe McMahon; R McNabb, Mark Donnelly, P McNeice; K Coney, M Penrose, O Mulligan.

WEXFORD (SF v Offaly): A Masterson; R Tierney, G Molloy, B Malone; A Flynn, D Murphy, A Doyle; A Shore, D Waters; R Barry, C Morris, B Brosnan; C Lyng, E Bradley, PJ Banville.


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