Cork team named for crunch clash on Sunday

Cork have just named their team for Sunday’s crunch NFL Division One clash with our lads at McHale Park this coming Sunday (where the throw-in is set for 2pm, i.e. NOT 2.30pm and while you’re at it don’t forget that the clocks go forward on Saturday night too).

Conor Counihan has made two changes to the team that started in last Sunday’s defeat to Kerry, with Alan Quirke replacing Ken O’Halloran in goals while Noel O’Leary comes in for Eoin Cadogan at wing-back. Here’s the Rebels’ starting fifteen for Sunday:

Cork (NFL Division One v Mayo, 25/3/2012): Alan Quirke (Valley Rovers); Ray Carey (Clyda Rovers), Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s), Eoin Cotter (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), Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig); Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond).

Incidentally, that team contains no fewer than eleven of the side that lined out against us in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final, with only Ray Carey, Graham Canty, Mark Collins and Colm O’Neill not starting for the Donkey Ayters that day.

Also, in case you haven’t heard yet, our match on Sunday is the deferred coverage game on TG4, which, in turn, means that we might finally get a mention on RTÉ’s laughably awful League Sunday highlights programme. Better put on a show for Smirking Michael Lyster and his pals, then.

There’s no word as yet on when we’ll be naming our team for Sunday – so far this year we’ve tended to do so either on the Friday or the Saturday and it looks like it’ll be one or the other again this time around too.

9 thoughts on “Cork team named for crunch clash on Sunday

  1. Smirking Micheal Lyster……. What about sniffling sneering Joe Brolly. Tap on the nose

  2. Again another team with MEN, I hope Mr Horan & Co wont pick the same team as against Donegal.
    If he does then we will accept another hammering as usual. Why? In the fordwards all we have is dwarfs/midgets, Not a full fordward that you can kick in a ball and he can catch and score or lay it off to some one who will score. When you see the game against Donegal when we had the wind at our backs we as always try to carry the ball and when we pass it,we then run out to the corner flag and then run out the field for a back to easily take the ball of us and score at the other end, Midfield last day as always no brains or thinking. Our mid fielders this year are as useless a lighthouse in a bog. Our backs are not that bad, Gardiner has not the engine anymore, try O,Boyle, What has Jason Gibbons done wrong that he cannot get a run at midfield or even centre half fordward, a good man to pass a ball especially into a GOOD fordward,
    Michael Conroy has to be accommadeted, he is able to score in tight corners, Its time to call it a day for Mortimer, especially against Cork,
    I have a feeling that if players I have said are on starting we may again topple Cork, and I hope management will make changes earlier if required regardless of who they are.

  3. Agree wit u charlie time to put few them lads out to pasture mort, gardiner n dillion too small n light add,n nothing to tha team. sunday s crunch for ths team n at least a performance.If we lose sun. i,m afraid its div, 2 football nx. season n hand on heart how many them teams n div. 2 wou. we beat ths year. If wer bet out tha gate on sunday then i think management shoud consider ther position….MUIGHEO ABU LE CUNADH DE…

  4. Last year after 5 rounds we had all of 3 points in the league.So even if we loose on Sunday we`ll be a point better than this time last year.
    And if you can remember we weren`t given a chance against Cork and we beat them on the day.Now I think they will be well ready for us this time but we could well still pick up a point or two in the last two games to keep us up…this is still the league and we`re only in March afterall!

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