GARY MAGUIRE is in serious danger of missing the Dublin hurlers’ first match in the defence of their Leinster SHC crown.
The 2011 All Star suffered a fractured thumb in action for Ballyboden St Enda’s in a recent club championship match against St Pat’s, Palmerstown.
Management have confirmed that Maguire is now a doubt for June 14th, the date on which Dublin will begin their Leinster campaign against the winners of Wexford and Antrim.
Alan Nolan lined out in a recent challenge match against Clare and the experienced St Brigid’s netminder would most likely deputise again if Maguire misses out.
Finn McGarry - who has recent starred as a forward for Boden - is the squad’s other goalkeeper.
Already, Dublin have doubts over Maguire’s clubmate Shane Durkin, who injured ankle ligaments in Ballyboden’s first game of the Dublin SHC against St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER, although Danny Sutcliffe looks set to be available after a speedy recovery from a hand injury.