O'Leary at centre back for Rebels

February 28, 2013

Cork's Noel O'Leary gets away from Kildare's Daryl Flynn ©INPHO
The Cork team to play Down in Round 3 of the Allianz National Football League next Sunday shows three changes to the side that lost out to Kildare.

With Tom Clancy and John O'Rourke unavailable due to U21 commitments and Damien Cahalane suspended Conor Counihan has been forced to alter his team.

Tomas Clancy (Fermoy) and the experienced Noel O'Leary come into the half back line in place of Tom Clancy and Cahalane. O'Leary will wear the number six jersey.

Barry O'Driscoll takes O'Rourke's place in the forwards.

Graham Canty will continue at midfield alongside Aidan Walsh.

Paddy Kelly and Daniel Goulding remain sidelined with injuries.

Cork (NFL V Down): Ken O'Halloran; Michael Shields, Eoin O'Mahony, Eoin Cadogan; Tomas Clancy, Noel O'Leary, Jamie O'Sullivan; Graham Canty, Aidan Walsh; Fintan Goold, Ciaran Sheehan, Paul Kerrigan; Barry O'Driscoll, Colm O'Neill, Donncha O'Connor.

Subs: Alan Quirke, Paudie Kissane, James Fitzpatrick, Mark Collins, John McLoughlin, Andrew O'Sullivan, Denis O'Sullivan.

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