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Sunday 11 December 2016

Peter Kelly a major doubt for Dublin's SHC qualifer

Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly

PETER KELLY'S chances of playing for Dublin in their All-Ireland qualifier are "touch and go," according to manager Ger Cunningham.

The Dublin co-captain injured his hamstring in the draw with Galway in Croke Park last Sunday week, missing the heavy defeat in Tullamore last Saturday.

"He has a hamstring injury, touch and go for the next day," Cunningham revealed.

"Hamstrings take three or four weeks so it'll be tight."

Dublin's full-back line were ransacked in Kelly's absence, conceding a princely total of 5-15 to Galway's inside attacking trio, consigning them to the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Dublin won't know their opponents for almost two weeks, with the draw not scheduled to take place until after Tipperary play Limerick in the Munster SHC semi-final on June 21.

As it stands, Dublin could meet Clare, Cork, Westmeath or the loser of the aforementioned Tipp/Limerick game on July 4, with the first team out of the draw awarded home advantage.

FIXTURES

TONIGHT

LEINSTER JFC SEMI-FINAL

(extra-time if necessary)

Glennon Bros Pearse Park: Longford v Wexford, 7.30, D Moore (Laois)

Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda: Louth v Meath, 7.30, B Tiernan (Dublin)

SATURDAY

LEINSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL REPLAY (extra-time if necessary)

O'Connor Park Tullamore: Kildare v Laois, 7.15, A Nolan (Wicklow)

NICKY RACKARD CUP PRMOTION/RELEGATION PLAY-OFF

(extra-time if necessary)

Kingspan Breffni Park: Louth v Fermanagh, 3.0, O Elliott (Antrim)

SUNDAY

LEINSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL

Cusack Park, Mullingar: Westmeath v Wexford, 3.30, F Kelly (Longford)

Páirc Tailteann, Navan: Meath v Wicklow, 3.30, B Cassidy (Derry)

CONNACHT SFC SEMI-FINAL

Pearse Stadium: Galway v Mayo, 4.0, P Hughes (Armagh), RTE

MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL

Semple Stadium, Thurles: Tipperary v Cork, 3.30, C Branagan (Down)

Páirc Uí Rinn: Cork v Clare, 3.30, J McQuillan (Cavan)

ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL

Athletic Grounds: Armagh v Donegal, 2.0, D Coldrick (Meath), RTE

CHRISTY RING CUP PROMOTION/RELEGATION PLAY-OFF

(extra time if necessary)

Pearse Stadium: Mayo v Roscommon, 1.45, D O'Driscoll (Limerick)

MUNSTER JFC SEMI-FINAL

(extra-time if necessary)

Pairc Ui Rinn: Cork v Limerick, 1.30, A Kissane (Waterford)

Semple Stadium Thurles: Tipperary v Kerry, 1.30, M Collins (Cork)

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