Cork U20 hurlers make two changes for Clare clash this Wednesday

Cork U20 hurlers make two changes for Clare clash this Wednesday
Wexford's Lee Chin tackles Cork's Ger Millerick. Picture: INPHO/Ken Sutton

THERE are two changes on the Cork U20 hurling team to play Clare in the provincial semi-final tomorrow night in Páirc Uí Rinn from the side that defeated Limerick last week.

Senior panelist Ger Millerick from Fr O’Neill’s comes in at right wing-back in place of Ryan Walsh while Sean Twomey from Courcey Rovers replaces Simon Kennefick in the half-forward line.

Sean Twomey, Courcey Rovers. Picture: Jim Coughlan
Sean Twomey, Courcey Rovers. Picture: Jim Coughlan

The team will be led again by James Keating from Kildorrery from the full-back berth while Sean O’Leary-Hayes will be at centre-back.

Senior player Robert Downey starts again alongside O’Leary-Hayes while Brian Roche and Tommy O’Connell form the midfield partnership.

Man of the match against Limerick, Shane O’Regan from Watergrasshill will be a key figure up front again as will the very highly rated Brian Turnbull from Douglas.

The Na Piarsaigh trio of Craig Hanifin, Daire Connery and Evan Sheehan all get the green light again in a formidable-looking Cork attack.

Clare will feature senior players, Diarmuid Ryan, Aidan McCarhy and Gary Cooney in their starting 15 In the first semi-final, Tipperary host Waterford tonight in Thurles.

CORK (v Clare): G Collins (Ballinhassig), C O’Callaghan (Dromtariffe), J Keating (Kildorrery), E Roche (Bride Rovers), G Millerick (Fr O’Neill’s), S O’Leary-Hayes (Midleton), R Downey (Glen), T O’Connell (Midleton), B Roche (Bride Rovers), S Twomey (Courcey Rovers), C Hanafin (Na Piarsaigh) D Connery (Na Piarsaigh), B Turnbull( Douglas), S O’Regan (Watergrasshill), E Sheehan (Na Piarsaigh). 

Subs: I Butler (Kildorrery), R Walsh (Kanturk), R Sheehan (Kanturk), J Copps (Ballyhea), D Hanlon (Blarney), S Kennefick (Glen), L O’Shea (Lisgoold), B Murphy (Castlelyons), P Power (Blarney).

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