Hurley replaces Matt D’Arcy of St Mary’s College and will partner Dolphin’s Barry Keeshan in the half backs. Evan Ryan partners Eric Moloney in the centres to increase the Cork influence on the back-line. John O’Brien, John Cleary and David Mongan again comprise an attacking back three.
Coach David O’Mahony has kept faith in the same pack that powered to victory over the Scottish Clubs last weekend to win the Dalriada Cup.
J O’Brien (Buccaneers), J Cleary (Galwegians), E Moloney (Dolphin), E Ryan (Clontarf), D Mongan (Old Belvedere); B Keeshan (Dolphin), G Hurley (Cork Constitution); J Ryan (UCC), R Sweeney (St Mary’s College), C Condon (Dolphin); P Donnellan (UCC), S Crawford (Clontarf); H Hogan (St Mary’s College), B O’Mahony (Clontarf), F Cogan (Cork Constitution).
Replacements: C Kavanagh (Clontarf), G Slattery (Young Munster), L Óg Murphy (Young Munster), D Hall (St Mary’s College), M D’Arcy (St Mary’s College), A Kingsley (Young Munster), S Morrow (Ballynahinch).