Cork team for final named

Cork have just named their starting fifteen for Sunday’s league final against our lads. The team they’ve named shows just one change from the side that lined out against Down in the semi-final the weekend before last, with Graham Canty coming in while Eoin Cotter drops out. Canty will line out in his usual centre-back position with Eoin Cadogan switching over to corner-back.

It’s a very similar Cork team to the one that started against us down in Castlebar last month, with twelve of Sunday’s team having also lined out at McHale Park. The three changes from then are Eoin Cadogan for Eoin Cotter, Graham Canty (who was selected to play in that match but didn’t start) for Sean Kiely and Paul Kerrigan (who made such a big impact in that game when he came on as a second half sub) for Mark Collins, who was, of course, red-carded in that Castlebar encounter.

Twelve of Sunday’s team also lined out against us in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final. The three from Sunday’s team who didn’t are Ray Carey, Graham Canty (who came on as a sub that day) and the then injured Colm O’Neill and the three who started last August but won’t be doing so on Sunday are Eoin Cotter, John Miskella (now retired) and Fiachra Lynch. So much for all that guff about our having beaten an injury-devastated Cork team back then.

Here’s the Cork team for Sunday in full:

Cork (NFL Division One final v Mayo, 29/4/2011): Alan Quirke (Valley Rovers); Ray Carey (Clyda Rovers), Michael Shields (St Finbarrs), Eoin Cadogan (Douglas); Noel O’Leary (Cill na Martra), Graham Canty (Bantry Blues), Paudie Kissane (Clyda Rovers); Pearse O’Neill (Aghada), Alan O’Connor (St Colum’s); Fintan Goold (Macroom), Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig), Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers); Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond).

We’ll be naming our team for Sunday’s decider tomorrow.


14 thoughts on “Cork team for final named

  1. Yes bring it on Cork boy!! show us what you have, let it not be said that we bate a second string outfit.
    The same mindset as the last day will do nicely.

  2. Thanks for that, James – I trust most of us will be returning the compliment when your U21s play the Dubs in the All-Ireland final next weekend!

  3. Team just named now (from mayo gaa)

    1. David Clarke – Ballina Stephenites
    2. Kevin Keane – Westport
    3. Ger Cafferkey – Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins – Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan – Westport
    6. Donal Vaughan – Ballinrobe
    7. Colm Boyle – Davitts
    8. Barry Moran – Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Jason Gibbons – Ballintubber
    10. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
    11. Andy Moran – Ballaghaderreen (Capt.)
    12. Alan Dillon – Ballintubber
    13. Conor Mortimer – Parnells
    14. Cillian O’Connor – Ballintubber
    15. Michael Conroy – Davitts

  4. Glad to see Cillian starting. FF is our problem position. Let him have a run there now. FF line needs to settle and play as a unit.
    Midfield…… well another chance for Barry. Cant see how he is the best option at the minute. Think it will be one of those days where we will be using all midfield options, Harte, Geraghty etc. Need to get it sorted now. Time is ticking.
    Is freeman injured? Saw he did interview representing Mayo. Is that clever move by Horan or he was around that day. i feel he will be an important figure for us yet.
    Tough match for us. Cork are in a bit of form and didnt get enough credit for beating Down easily. Need to improve a bit on Kerry match. Must stop Cork runners and run at Canty and O Leary. They dont have the legs. Cork are an aging team. Time to start beating these teams in the matches that matter.

  5. taught sos would have gotthe nod in midfield ahead of b moran we dont seem to be to sure in that sector apart from aos whos the next best midfielder in the county ? apart from that i think we will match cork in the physcial stakes a one point would do me good luck on sunday lads

  6. Ummm the Cork half-back line is old, I’ll give you that, but its hardly an ‘aging’ team otherwise. And O’Leary isn’t even that old, nor are his legs going. The bench is young, as are our forwards. Only Canty and Kissane are really ‘old’. So is Quirke but the age of goalies are pretty irrelevant. So yeah…no. The problem with Cork is how predictable our gameplan is and how poor we are at breaking down blanket defences, not age. We have the best young players in the country outside of Dublin imo.

  7. ill have to diagree with turenne jh is clever he wont show his championship plans tomorrow behind the scences they are working on a diff game plan to the one you will see tomorrow havig said that all this talk about cork being way ahead of mayo is rubbish cork peaked in 2010 like the dubs the appatite might not be there for the hard work it takes to repeat 2010 mayo are far hungrier than the corks kerrys and dubs of this world jh would make a good poker player he wont show his hand till connaught final

  8. …disagree with me regarding what? Nothing in your post (although it hard to understand) has anything to do with what I said re: Cork’s age.

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