Lehane and McLoughlin in for Rebels10/08/2012 - 08:52:37
Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made two changes to his team for Sunday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Galway at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm).
Conor Lehane has recovered from illness to take his place in the half-forwards, with veteran attacker Niall McCarthy dropping to the substitutes bench.
Daniel Kearney also makes way in midfield as Lorcán McLoughlin has earned a recall to the Rebels' engine room.
Na Piarsaigh clubman Christopher Joyce could see some action as a substitute this weekend having recovered from a hand injury.
Pat Horgan will captain Cork from left full-forward. He is their top scorer this summer with a haul of 1-35 (0-26f).
The Cork-Galway clash will be their first in an All-Ireland semi-final since 1985 when Galway won by 4-12 to 5-5.
The counties last met in the ChamPionship last year when Galway won a qualifier tie comfortably in Limerick.
CORK (SHC v Galway): Anthony Nash; Shane O'Neill, Stephen McDonnell, Brian Murphy; Tom Kenny, Eoin Cadogan, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín; Pa Cronin, Lorcán McLoughlin; Conor Lehane, Cian McCarthy, Jamie Coughlan; Paudie O'Sullivan, Luke O'Farrell, Pat Horgan (capt).
Subs: Darren McCarthy, Damien Cahalane, Conor O'Sullivan, William Egan, John Gardiner, Christopher Joyce, Darren Sweetnam, Daniel Kearney, Cathal Naughton, Niall McCarthy, Stephen Moylan.
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