THE DOUBLE INJURY blow suffered by Cork in last weekend’s win over Down has been somewhat offset by the return to the side of former All-Star Nicholas Murphy.
The 33-year-old veteran comes in at 14 in a surprising move that sees him replace Daniel Goulding in the starting line-up.
Goulding left the field last week after sustaining a bad ankle injury, and the situation was made worse when his replacement, Barry O’Driscoll, came off just nine minutes later with a broken jaw.
Murphy is Conor Counihan’s only change from the side that defeated Down last week, meanng that Eoin Cadogan retains his place ahead of captain Graham Canty.
Cork face Mayo in Croke Park on Sunday in a double-header that will also see Kerry take on Limerick. We’ll go minute-by-minute for all Sunday’s senior action from HQ.