Collins and Hurley come in for critical trip to Tipp

Collins and Hurley come in for critical trip to Tipp
Limerick's Sean O'Dea and Brian Hurley of Cork. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

CASTLEHAVEN duo Mark Collins and Brian Hurley have been promoted to the starting lineup for Cork’s critical Division 2 clash with Tipperary on Saturday evening, 7pm.

The Rebels have only managed one draw from four games to date in the league and they need a victory over the Premier County to give them a shot at avoiding relegation with two more tough ties to come, at home to Donegal and away to Armagh.

Éire Óg midfielder Ronan O’Toole and Kanturk’s Paul Walsh drop to the bench, where Sigerson Cup-winning UCC captain Cian Kiely (Ballincollig) is included, along with Douglas’ Seán Powter who marked his comeback from injury with a goal as a sub against Meath.

CORK (v Meath): MA Martin (Nemo); S Ryan (St Finbarr’s), K Flahive (Douglas), C Dennehy (St Finbarr’s); K Crowley (Millstreet), T Clancy (Clon), M Taylor (Mallow); I Maguire (St Finbarr’s), K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig); M Collins (Castlehaven), L Connolly (Nemo), R Deane (Bantry); M Hurley (Castlehaven), B Hurley (Castlehaven), P Kerrigan (Nemo).

Subs: C Kelly (Éire Óg), K O’Donovan (Nemo), P Murphy (Bandon), T Clancy (Fermoy), S Cronin (Nemo), C Kiely (Ballincollig), P Walsh (Kanturk), R O’Toole (Éire Óg), E McSweeney (Knocknagree), D Gore (Kilmacabea), S Powter (Douglas).

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