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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 19 December, 2014

Kildare make some defensive tweaks for Cork trip

Mark Donnellan and Fergal Conway come into the Lilywhites side for Sunday’s Division 1 clash.

Paddy Brophy: scored 0-6, including a beautiful winner, against Mayo last week.
Paddy Brophy: scored 0-6, including a beautiful winner, against Mayo last week.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

MARK DONNELLAN RETURNS in goal as Kildare look to continue their winning start in Division 1 against Cork.

The Maynooth stopper played in the O’Byrne Cup final but was replaced by Shane Connolly for the win over Mayo last weekend.

The only other change made by Jason Ryan sees Fergal Conway named at wing-back in place of Hugh McGrillen with Kevin Murnaghan dropping into the full-back line.

Cork named their team earlier this week. Throw-in at Pairc Uí Rinn is at 2pm Sunday.

Cork: Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown); John McLoughlin (Kanturk), Tom Clancy (Clonakilty), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown); Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh), Fintan Goold (Macroom), James Loughrey (Mallow); Andrew O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues); Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond), John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers); Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), Donal Og Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa).
Kildare: Mark Donnellan (Maynooth); Mick O’Grady (Celbridge), Mick Foley (Athy), Kevin Murnaghan (Moorefield); Fergal Conway (Celbridge), Emmet Bolton (Eadestown), Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge); Tommy Moolick (Leixlip), Gary White (Sarsfields); Cathal McNally (Johnstownbridge), Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury), Sean Hurley (Johnstownbridge); Paddy Brophy (Celbridge), Tomás O’Connor (Clane), Darroch Mulhall (Athy).

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