Place in All Ireland senior hurling final up for grabs

A place in this year’s All-Ireland hurling final against Galway is up for grabs as Cork take on Waterford in today’s semi-final at Croke Park.

Cork have enjoyed a brilliant Championship so far, seeing off Tipperary, Waterford and Clare on route to the Munster title.

And for the fourth straight game, manager Kieran Kingston has named an unchanged starting 15.

Meanwhile Waterford will be hoping to put their awful All-Ireland semi-final record behind them – they’ve won just one of their last 12 games at this stage.

With Tadhg de Burca missing through suspension, Derek McGrath has opted to name Championship debutant Kieran Bennett as his replacement.

It’s five weeks since Cork were last in competitive action, and former Cork hurler Tomas Mulcahy has admitted that is a concern.

Throw-in is at 3.30, while the minor semi-final between Cork and Dublin precedes it at 1.30.