Three NHL debutants for Cork

21 February 2013

Cork's Stephen White. INPHO
Stephen White, Daniel Kearney and Stephen Moylan will all make their first Allianz NHL start on Saturday evening for Cork against Munster rivals Tipperary at Pairc Ui Rinn.

While both Kearney and Moylan played championship last year, neither started in the league.

White is the only newcomer in the side, the Ballygarvan man completes the half back line along with Christopher Joyce and Willie Egan.

The Rebels will be without captain Pa Cronin (suspended) and Jamie Coughlan (injury).

Coughlan is expected to be out for up to ten weeks as he recovers from a hip operation.

Cork (NHL V Tipperary): Anthony Nash; Shane O'Neill, Stephen McDonnell, Conor O'Sullivan; Stephen White, Christopher Joyce, William Egan; Daniel Kearney, Lorcan McLoughlin; Paudie O'Sullivan, Cian McCarthy, Conor Lehane; Stephen Moylan, Luke O'Farrell, Patrick Horgan.

Subs: Darren McCarthy, Brian Murphy, Killian Murphy, Mark Ellis, Tom Kenny, Michael Walsh, Rob O'Shea, Seamus Harnedy, Brian Hartnett, Peter O'Brien, Adrian Mannix.