BY KIERAN McCARTHY
ALAN O’Connor has been named in the Cork midfield for Sunday’s Munster SFC semi-final against Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn.
The St Colum’s man, who retired from inter-county football in 2013, rejoined the Cork panel after the league final loss to Dublin in late April, and he will start in midfield alongside Kevin O’Driscoll, of Tadhg MacCarthaigh.
In fact, the three Tadhg MacCarthaigh brothers – Colm, Kevin and Brian – will all start for Cork on Sunday, while Donncha O’Connor is also back on the first 15.
Eoin Cadogan is out of the game after he received an ankle injury during training Tuesday night.
CORK SENIOR FOOTBALL TEAM: Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown); Conor Dorman (Bishopstown), Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s), James Loughrey (Mallow); Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers); Alan O’Connor (St. Colum’s), Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh); Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh), Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers); Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond).
Subs: Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincent’s) Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s), Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), Noel Galvin (Ballincollig), Fintan Goold (Macroom), Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues), Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers), Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael).