Division one League champions Kerry get their Championship campaign underway when they take on arch-rivals Cork this weekend in the Munster Championship Semi-final. After lengthy discussions and controversy, the game will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn. After “Cork or Nowhere”, Cork will feel like they are going into the game with a moral victory already behind them. Kerry will want to show why they are All-Ireland favourites with a statement win over the Rebels, while Cork will be looking for a huge upset after a disappointing league campaign.
Here is all the information you need to watch Cork vs Kerry this weekend.
When is Cork vs Kerry?
Cork vs Kerry is this Saturday, with throw in at Páirc Uí Rinn at 6.00
How to watch Cork v Kerry
Live coverage is on Sky Sports Arena, with coverage beginning at 5.30
Cork v Kerry Form Guide
The two sides come into this clash on the back of two very different league campaigns.
Cork endured another disappointing campaign and just about managed to avoid relegation to the Tailteann Cup. While they would have been happy to beat the drop, they would have wanted to be challenging for promotion and build some momentum heading into the championship. They face a huge task against a Kerry side glowing in confidence after making light work of Mayo in the Division One final. Favourites for Sam this year, it’s hard to look past victory for Jack O’Connor’s men this weekend.
Both managers announced their starting teams to play on Saturday evening at Pairc ui Rinn. For Kerry, David and Paudie Clifford start in the full forward line. Shane Ryan is given the nod between the sticks. Kerry's bench is very intriguing with David Moran featuring for the first time this season and Stefan Okunbor handed the #26 jersey after recovering from injury.
Put the sound on and enjoy #KerryTeam @MunsterGAA pic.twitter.com/szIRBtW8ka
— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) May 6, 2022
For Cork, Ian Maguire is named to start despite Cork management saying he would miss the fixture due to a broken bone in his hand.
The management of the @OfficialCorkGAA senior football team have issued the following line up for tomorrow evening’s @MunsterGAA SFC S/F 🆚 @Kerry_Official in Pairc Uí Rinn at 6:00. Game live on @C103Cork !! pic.twitter.com/UxLQ232g7J
— Paudie Palmer (@PaudieP) May 6, 2022