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Cork footballers forced to make three late changes ahead of Munster final

Friday, 21st June, 2019 9:26am

Story by Kieran McCarthy
Cork footballers forced to make three late changes ahead of Munster final

Thomas Clancy to miss final through injury.

CORK’S preparations for Saturday evening’s Munster SFC final against Kerry have been rocked by three injuries.

The Rebels had named an unchanged team earlier in the week but on Friday morning they provided an update due to a number of late injuries.

Out have gone centre back Thomas Clancy and both Eoghan McSweeney and John O’Rourke in attack, while in come Sean White in defence and Kevin O’Driscoll and Stephen Sherlock in the forwards.

Listen to our interview with Cork forward Brian Hurley ahead of the big match.

The Cork team is as follows: Mark White (Clonakilty); Nathan Walsh (Douglas), James Loughrey (Mallow), Kevin Flahive (Douglas); Liam O’Donovan (Clonakilty), Sean White (Clonakilty), Mattie Taylor (Mallow); Ian Maguire (St Finbarr's) (Captain), Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig); Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues), Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh); Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarr’s).

Subs: Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers), Kevin O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers), Peter Murphy (Bandon), Aidan Browne (Newmarket), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Cian Kiely (Ballincollig), Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), Paul Walsh (Kanturk), Ronan O’Toole (Eire Og), Michael Hurley (Castlehaven), Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers).