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Saturday 23 September 2017

Treacy looks to put woes behind him

DUBLIN hurling forward, David Treacy, says he is optimistic that the lenghty rebuilding job he has undertaken on his troublesome hamstrings should finally lift the injury fog which has blighted his inter-county career.

The Cuala sharpshooter has been undergoing an intensive rehabilitation job after suffering two serious hamstring tears in 2011 to add to a string of similar previous blows which has hampered his career since making his debut for the Dublin seniors back in 2009.

"I've been running since October so my level of fitness is good," said Treacy. "Hopefully I'll be able for the tough graft in the training this month. Everything has gone very well so far and hopefully, I won't have any setbacks in future."

Management are hopeful that Treacy will be in a position to take his place in the Dublin forward line when they begin their Allianz League campaign in six weeks time but are understandably cautious.

Last year, Treacy suffered a grade two tear of the hamstring in the run up to Dublin's All-Ireland SHC semi-final defeat to Tipperary having made his championship comeback against Galway in the qualifiers.

LAOIS footballer, Gary Kavanagh, has decided to hang up his inter-county boots after a lengthy career with the O'Moore County. Kavanagh made his senior inter-county debut in 2002 and a year later, was part of Mick O'Dwyer's team that captured a Leinster title.

KERRY'S hurlers have acquired the services of five-time All-Ireland medalist, Willie O'Dwyer. The former Kilkenny forward who works in Tralee has been given clearance to link up with John Meyler's men without having to transfer clubs from his native Mullinavat. "It's the best of both worlds. I will be able to play inter-county hurling but I don't have to leave my club," he said.

Ahane goalkeeper and former Limerick panelist, Tadhg Flynn, has also returned to the squad.

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