TEAM NEWS: Cork Hurling Team Named for Dublin Clash at Croker

Kieran Kingston has named his Cork team for Saturday's National Hurling League clash against Ger Cunninghams Dublin.

There are six changes to the side that started the round two defeat to Waterford at Pairc Ui Rinn two weeks ago.

Colm Spillane who has suffered a season ending cruciate ligament injury is replaced by Killian Burke at corner back, with Cormac Murphy in instead of the absent Shane O'Neill. Mark Ellis comes in at centre back in place of William Egan.

Aidan Walsh is sidelined for a number of weeks after undergoing surgery on the nose injury sustained in the fiery clash with the Deisé, meaning Brian Lawton is named at midfield alongside Daniel Kearney.

Seamus Harnedy returns to the forwards alongside Patrick Cronin, while Stephen Moylan comes into the full forward line, Lorcan McLoughlin and William Leahy are the players missing out this week.

The Cork team in full is as follows;

1. Anthony Nash    (Kanturk)
2. Killian Burke    (Midleton)
3. Christopher Joyce    (Na Piarsaigh)
4. Stephen McDonnell    (Glen Rovers)
5. Damian Cahalane    (St Finbarrs)
6. Mark Ellis    (Millstreet)
7. Cormac Murphy    (Mallow)
8. Daniel Kearney    (Sarsfield)
9. Brian Lawton    (Castlemartyr)
10. Bill Cooper    (Youghal)
11. Seamus Harnedy    (St Itas)
12. Patrick Cronin    (Bishopstown)
13. Conor Lehane    (Midleton)
14. Stephen Moylan    (Douglas) 
15. Patrick Horgan    (Glen Rovers)

16. Patrick Collins    (Ballinhassig)
17. Stephen Murphy    (Blackrock)
18. Cian Buckley    (Na Pairsaigh)
19. William Egan    (Kilbrin)
20. Lorcan McLoughlin    (Kanturk)
21. Paul Haughney    (Midleton)
22. John Cronin    (Lisgoold)
23. Paudie O'Sullivan    (Cloyne)
24. Luke O'Farrell    (Midleton)
25. Cian McCarthy    (Sarsfield)
26. William Leahy    (Aghada)

Red FM will be providing live updates from Croke Park on Saturday, after a successful application to the GAA for additional reporting rights in 2016.

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