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Monday 18 June 2018

Cadogan blow for Cork hurlers

Hurler of the Year in 2016
Hurler of the Year in 2016

Cork's hurlers have been dealt a huge blow after Alan Cadogan underwent knee surgery.

Cadogan, who scored 1-4 in last year's Munster final, missed last week's provincial opener against Clare but was expected to play some part in the Rebels' summer.

The operation to repair torn ligaments will now see him miss the rest of the Championship.

Robbie O'Flynn, who was stretchered off in last Sunday's match Páirc Uí Chaoimh, is not available this weekend but John Meyler is hopeful he will play again this summer.

Waterford meanwhile, also have some injury problems ahead of their Munster opener against Clare in Ennis on Sunday, with both Austin Gleeson and Pauric Mahony out through injury.

Forced

Hurler of the Year in 2016 Gleeson is still struggling with ankle and back problems that curtailed his involvement in this year's League while free-taker Mahony has a finger injury which hasn't healed as quickly as expected and forced him to miss training.

Elsewhere, Mickey Harte's decision to gamble on attacking duo Lee Brennan and Mark Bradley in last week's Ulster SFC loss to Monaghan has had long-term consequences.

Brennan is now expected to be out for eight weeks after suffering further damage to the hamstring injury he carried into that match while Bradley will now be unavailable for an anticipated six weeks after sustaining an ankle ligament injury.

ROSCOMMON (SF v Leitrim): C Lavin; D Murray, P Domican, N McInerney; J McManus, B Stack, C Devaney; C Compton, T O'Rourke; E Smith, N Kilroy, F Cregg; D Smith, D Murtagh, C Murtagh.

LEITRIM (SF): D McKiernan; P Maguire, M McWeeney, O Madden; J Rooney, D Wrynn, S Quinn; M Plunkett, D McGovern; J Heslin, E Mulligan, R O'Rourke; D Rooney, K Beirne, B Gallagher.

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