Murphy to take armband for Banner clash in Cronin absence

Cork will be captained by Bride Rovers’ Brian Murphy in Sunday’s Munster SHC clash with Clare.

Patrick Cronin of Bishopstown was appointed captain earlier this year but will not start due a severe chest infection, though he’s hoping to play some part in the game. Murphy is one of Cork’s most experienced players having lined out in the All-Ireland finals of 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Meanwhile, Jamie Nagle is expected to be fit for Waterford’s All-Ireland SHC qualifier game against Offaly on Saturday evening, though Shane Walsh is a doubt.

Nagle, who starred for the Deise in their Munster defeat to Clare, injured an ankle on Sunday but is expected to recover. Walsh has a more serious hamstring issue, however, and faces a race against time to be fit in time.

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