Team news: Rebels reveal strong U21 hand

12 July 2017

Cork's Mark Coleman scores a sideline cut.
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Cork boss John Meyler has revealed a strong hand for tomorrow's Munster U21HC semi-final clash against Waterford, including seven senior panellists.

Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Luke Meade and Shane Kingston all played a major role in the Rebels' stunning Munster SHC final success over Clare on Sunday, while Patrick Collins, Chris O’Leary and Robbie O’Flynn were part of the match-day panel.

Cork are set to be without their full complement of senior stars for the encounter with the reigning provincial and All-Ireland champions at Walsh Park, however, as it emerged earlier today that Newcestown clubman Meade sustained a broken finger during the win in Thurles three days ago.

The Rebels are without a win in the U21 championship since beating the Deise in the same fixture in 2014 when Ballinhassig goalkeeper Collins made his debut in the grade as a minor and kept a clean sheet too as the Rebels ran out 3-18 to 0-16 winners.

Cork (Munster U21HC v Waterford): Patrick Collins; Sean O'Donoghue, Eoghan Murphy, David Griffin; Billy Hennessy, Darren Browne, Mark Coleman; Paul Leopold, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Chris O’Leary, Declan Dalton, Luke Meade; Robbie O’Flynn, Shane Kingston, Michael O’Halloran.

Subs: Eoghan Healy, David Lowney, Conor Cahalane, Aaron Myers, Jack O’Connor, Tim O’Mahony, Dave O’Neill, Seadna Smyth, Dayne Lee.