BY KIERAN McCARTHY
ALAN O’Connor and Ruairi Deane have been named as the midfield combination in the Cork senior football team that will take on Dublin in a challenge match this Sunday in Cill na Martra, at 3pm.
It will be O’Connor’s first appearance in a Cork jersey since his surprise return to inter-county football two weeks ago, while Deane looks to have recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered for Bantry Blues in the PIFC defeat to Eire Og last Friday night.
Ian Maguire, Patrick Kelly, Donncha O’Connor, John O’Rourke and Donal Óg Hodnett are all out injured at the moment.
The Cork senior football team is: Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincents); Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown), Kevin Crowley (Millstreet); Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), Tom Clancy (Clonakilty), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers); Alan O’Connor (St Colum’s), Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues); Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers); Conor Dorman (Bishopstown); Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh); Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers).
Subs: Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown), Noel Galvin (Ballincollig), Michael Shields (St Finbarrs), Eoin Cadogan (Douglas), James Loughrey (Mallow), Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh), Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh), Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Fintan Goold (Macroom), Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven).