12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Cork Con are expected to name their side later today but reports that Ronan O'Gara might play are hugely wide of the mark. O'Gara had 13 stitches inserted in a knee wound during the match against Castres, returned home on crutches and only had the cast removed from his knee yesterday (Thursday). He will travel with the Con squad but will take no part. Conor Mahony is likely to wear the number 10 jersey.
Shannon.John Lacey; Tom Cregan, Maurice Lawlor, Andrew Thompson, Melvin Mc Namara; Niall Mc Namara, Derek Hegerty; Marcus Horan, James Blaney, John Hayes; Brian Buckley, Tom Hayes; Alan Quinlan, Colm McMahon, David Quinlan (Capt).Replacements. Peter Stringer, John Davis, Micheal Galwey, Redmond Collins, Gary McNamara Frankie Roche.