Six changes for Cork hurlers against Tipperary

Updated: June 23, 2012

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made six changes to his starting fifteen to face Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster Championship semi-final.

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Anthony Nash replaces Martin Coleman in goal, with Conor O’Sullivan coming into the team at left corner back, replacing Stephen McDonnell.

Tom Kenny replaces veteran defender Sean Og O hAilipn at right half back, Darren Sweetnam is preferred to John Gardiner in midfield having completed his Leaving Certificate, Cathal Naughton comes in for the injured Niall McCarthy in the half-forward line, and Jamie Coughlan replaces Luke O’Farrell at right-corner forward.

Tipperary have made three changes to their team from the side that defeated Limerick for their Munster championship semi-final against Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday.

Donagh Maher, James Woodlock and Eoin Kelly are replaced by Conor O’Brien, Shane McGrath and Patrick Maher respectively.

Tipperary: Brendan Cummins, Conor O’Brien, Paul Curran (c), Michael Cahill, Thomas Stapleton , Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher, Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath, Gearóid Ryan, Patrick Maher, Pa Bourke, Brian O’Meara, John O’Brien, Noel McGrath.

Cork: A Nash; S O’Neill, B Murphy, C O’Sullivan; T Kenny, E Cadogan, W Egan; D Sweetnam, L McLoughlin; C Lehane, P Cronin, C Naughton; J Coughlan, P O’Sullivan, P Horgan.


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