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O’Connor ruled out as Cork name team for Croker clash with Dublin

Rebels boss Brian Cuthbert has made seven personnel changes from the side which beat Kildare.

O'Connor: two points from play against Kildare but won't be fit for Saturday.
O'Connor: two points from play against Kildare but won't be fit for Saturday.
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CORK WILL BE without Donncha O’Connor for Saturday’s clash against All-Ireland champions Dublin.

O’Connor picked up a muscle strain in training this week and is replaced at centre-forward by Paul Kerrigan who was an unused sub in the win over Kildare.

The Nemo Rangers man returns as one of seven personnel changes made by Brian Cuthbert for the Croke Park showdown between the Division 1 leaders.

Eoin Cadogan returns at full back which sees Conor Dorman, available again following his match-winning contribution for UCC in the Sigerson Cup final, pushed up to centre back.

Alan Cronin and Noel Galvin line out on either side of Cadogan while Fermoy’s Tomás Clancy starts at wing-back on his return from injury.

Aidan Walsh comes back in alongside Fintan Goold in midfield.

Up front John Hayes gets his first start of the league campaign in place of Donal Óg Hodnett.

Dublin are expected to name their team on Thursday evening.

Cork (SF v Dublin): Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown); Alan Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Eoin Cadogan (Douglas), Noel Galvin (Ballincollig); James Loughrey (Mallow), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown), Tomás Clancy (Fermoy); Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Fintan Goold (Macroom); John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Mark Collins (Castlehaven); Daniel Goulding (Eire Óg), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers).

Substitutes: David Hanrahan (Douglas), Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Kevin Crowley (Millstreet), John McLoughlin (Kanturk), Andrew O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues), Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers), Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), Dónal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa).

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