Paul Kerrigan – Cork Will Relish Run Out In Croker

Cork face Dublin this Saturday in the quarter finals of the All-Ireland SFC in Croke Park.

John Cleary has named an unchanged 15 from the win over Limerick in the qualifiers as the Rebels come off the back of consecutive wins over Louth and the Treaty.

All-Ireland winner with Cork in 2010 Paul Kerrigan joined Aidan Leahy on the Big Red Bench last Sunday and said that it will be a great experience for a young Cork side:

“Saturday evening against the Dubs, they’ll have a nice crowd and it’s something they [Cork] will definitely be relishing. To get that experience, they’re a young team, a run out in Croke Park now at the weekend and hopefully they can come out of it with a positive spin whatever the result and they can take that going forward.”

Kerrigan also discussed how Cork may set up in the last 8 clash, citing the Munster semi final vs Kerry as a good blueprint in stopping Dublin running away with the game:

“Against Kerry they set up with six backs and then Sean Powter who was lined out as a forward came back to sweeper so they essentially had seven defenders.

I actually think they’ll probably go back to that formation with Kerry, try and stay in the game for 50 minutes and the same goal against Kerry, just no goals.

We saw the Dublin Leinster final, they got five goals in the first half”

Throw in at HQ on Saturday is 6pm.

You can listen to the full interview with Paul Kerrigan on the Big Red Bench Podcast below


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