'Croke Park will be Rocking' admits former Cork star Diarmuid O'Sullivan

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'Croke Park will be Rocking' admits former Cork star Diarmuid O'Sullivan

Diarmuid O'Sullivan believes Croke Park will be 'Rocking[

Cork hurling legend Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan says the ‘Rebels’ are ready to rock Croke Park ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final clash against Limerick.

Since O’Sullivan won the Liam McCarthy with Cork as a player in 2005, they’ve lost 5 semi-finals.

But the former Cloyne defender and one time Highfield rugby star, says he is hopeful the ‘Rebels’ can break their SHC semi-final jinx this Sunday.

“It’s a massive occasion to have that Munster rivalry in an All-Ireland semi-final.

“Cork have three wins and two draws so it’s great to have that momentum and the idea of not losing behind you. It will give them a great platform to start Sunday’s game with. Limerick were already beaten once this year so they have a small blot on the copy book. But you’d hope that come Sunday we’ll be the one’s looking forward to another All-Ireland final,” he added.

It’s not going to be a walk in the park for either side O'Sullivan admits.

“We’ve one twice in the past 13 times we’ve played at Croke Park. That’s a poor record and it needs to change for the betterment of Cork hurling, for the public and obviously the players themselves.

“They competed in a really good round robin series and won a really, really good Munster title.

“Sunday is another opportunity and you can’t look at what’s gone behind you. They can just take a positive step forward and go for it,” he concluded.

O'Sullivan is a Paddy Power GAA ambassador and columnist with Paddy Power News for more see news.paddypower.com