Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has unveiled an unchanged Cork side for Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park.
While Barry-Murphy’s decision to stay loyal to the starting XV that slayed Kilkenny at the quarter-final stage almost two weeks ago is a predictable one, the inclusion of Brian Murphy on the bench will raise eyebrows.
The 31-year-old, who has been sidelined since breaking his collarbone on club duty for Bride Rovers against Ballinhassig in the Cork SHC at the start of July, was initially ruled out for the remainder of the season.
However, Murphy’s recovery has been such that he was able to resume non-contact training this week.
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Cork: A Nash, S McDonnell, S O'Neill, C O'Sullivan, T Kenny, C Joyce, W Egan, L Mc Loughlin, D Kearney, S Harnedy, J Coughlan, P Cronin, L O'Farrell, P Horgan, C Lehane.
Subs: D McCarthy, K Murphy, B Murphy, M Ellis, S White, R O'Shea, C McCarthy, S Moylan, C Naughton, M Cussen, M O'Sullivan.