Cork face yet another blow as they are set to be without Niall McCarthy for the 2013 season as the former All-Ireland winner considers leaving the country in the New Year.
Rebels boss Jimmy Barry-Murphy recently lost Sean Og O hAilpin who retired and axed John Gardiner from his squad earlier this week. The loss of McCarthy is a further blow for Barry-Murphy as all three players were a part of the county’s All-Ireland success in 2005 and leaves Tom Kenny, Brian Murphy and Donal Og Cusack as the only surviving members from the team which beat Galway
All Star goalkeeper Cusack is set to continue but is recovering from an Achilles injury which ended his season back in April. He will have stiff competition for the number one jersey from last year’s All Star, Anthony Nash who was exceptional in his first full season between the posts for the Leesiders.