Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash is facing two games in the space of five hours for club and county on Saturday.
The 33-year-old netminder has been picked to start for the Rebels in their Allianz HL Division 1A opener versus Killkenny at Pairc Ui Chaoimh which throws-in at 7pm. But first at 2pm, there is the small matter of his club Kanturk's rescheduled All-Ireland IHC semi-final against Armagh champions Middletown in Newbridge.
Meanwhile, manager John Meyler has given first league starts to Tim O'Mahony, Sean O'Donoghue and Robbie O'Flynn for the home clash with the Cats as All-Star forward Patrick Horgan misses out through suspension.
Cork (Allianz HL v Kilkenny): Anthony Nash; David Griffin, Eoin Cadogan, Colm Spillane; Christopher Joyce, Tim O'Mahony, Sean O'Donoghue; Darragh Fitzgibbon, Bill Cooper; Robbie O'Flynn, Conor Lehane, Brian Lawton; Alan Cadogan, Seamus Harnedy, Shane Kingston.
Subs: Patrick Collins, Conor O'Sullivan, Daniel Kearney, Rob O'Shea, Luke Meade, Jack O'Connor, Mark Ellis, Eoghain Murphy, Michael Cahalane, Stephen Murphy, William Kearney.