Cork named their team for Sunday a short while ago and unsurprisingly they’ve gone with the same fifteen who started in the Round 4A qualifier win over Sligo last weekend. Here’s the Leesiders’ starting team and subs for Croke Park:
Cork (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final v Mayo, 3/8/2014): Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown); James Loughrey (Mallow), Eoin Cadogan (Douglas), Noel Galvin (Ballincollig); Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s), Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty), Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh); Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s), Aidan Walsh (Kanturk); Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh); Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa). Subs: David Hanrahan (Douglas), Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven), Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown), Seán Kiely (Ballincollig), Fintan Goold (Macroom), Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers), John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond).
We last played Cork in the League back in March and their team for Sunday contains nine of the side that started that game in MacHale Park – O’Halloran, Shields, Cadogan, Clancy, Walsh, Kerrigan, O’Driscoll, O’Neill, Hurley – are in Sunday’s fifteen, while another starter from then, Donncha O’Connor, is listed in the subs for Croke Park. With the likes of Goold, Kelly, Goulding and Hayes also listed among the replacements, you’d have to say that they’ll have a tasty enough bench the next day.
Our most recent championship clash with the Leesiders was, of course, that memorable quarter-final win we recorded over them back in 2011. It’s all change for the Donkey Ayters since then, with only four of Sunday’s team – Shields, Cadogan, Walsh and Kerrigan – having started for them in that one, though four other starters from 2011 – Goold, Kelly, Goulding and O’Connor – are still in their match-day 26 for Sunday.
We’re due to name our team around lunchtime tomorrow.