Cork team news: Lehane and Nash return for hurlers' last league game in Galway

Cork team news: Lehane and Nash return for hurlers' last league game in Galway
Conor Lehane of Cork in action against Conor Gleeson of Waterford in the preseason. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

CONOR Lehane and Anthony Nash return to the starting 15 for the Cork hurlers' crucial league meeting with Galway in Salthill on Sunday.

Lehane has been struggling with an injury in recent weeks after scoring a goal in the opening round against Waterford while Anthony Nash was in reserve for the past three matches with Pa Collins preferred in goal.

They're both in from the throw-in against the Tribe where Kieran Kingston's side must get at least a draw to have a chance of reaching the knockout stages. 

Anthony Nash.
Anthony Nash.

Niall O'Leary and Aidan Walsh, who hit the net as a sub in last weekend's loss to Limerick, are also included from the off, with Collins, Tim O'Mahony, Luke Meade and Deccie Dalton dropping to the bench.

Bill Cooper is named in the half-back line with Mark Coleman and Darragh Fitzgibbon paired at midfield though there could be positional switches yet.

An interesting inclusion on the bench is Shane O'Regan from Watergrasshill, who lit up the U20 campaign last year and is underage again this season with Pat Ryan's squad.

CORK (v Galway): A Nash; N O'Leary, E Cadogan, C Spillane; B Cooper, R Downey, S O'Leary Hayes; M Coleman, D Fitzgibbon; R O'Flynn, S Harnedy, A Walsh; C Lehane, S Kingston, P Horgan (c).

Colm Spillane.
Colm Spillane.

Subs: P Collins, C O'Leary, C Joyce, T O'Mahony, L Meade, C Cahalane, M Cahalane, D Dalton, M O'Halloran, J O'Connor, S O'Regan. 

Meanwhile, Cork GAA followers will again be able to avail of a very attractive Club Season Ticket.

“This ticket offers terrific value to all Cork GAA fans who are regular attendees at club games throughout the county. It’s extra beneficial this year because of the new championship format which means that there will be a lot of extra games," explained PRO Joe Blake.

Priced at €150, the Club Season Ticket provides entry to almost 400 Championship games under the direct remit of the Cork County Committee, including the finals. It also entitles the owner to purchase a ticket for any All-Ireland senior hurling or football final involving Cork. 

Tickets can be bought online or at the GAA offices in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The ticket does not include games at divisional level or under the remit of Rebel Óg, nor does it cover inter-county games.

All Cork County Board passes will now expire, with members who were previously entitled to various complimentary passes now instead entitled to purchase the 2020 Season Ticket at a discounted rate of €50, directly from Cork GAA Offices only.

The closing date for all orders is Friday, March 20.

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