Sunday 23 September 2018

Rushe in a race to be fit for Cork's visit to Croker

DUBLIN are facing an anxious wait over the availability of Liam Rushe for next Sunday week's clash with Cork in Croke Park, writes Conor McKeon.

The Young Hurler of the Year started against Galway on Sunday in Dublin's opening Allianz League Division 1A defeat in Salthill but failed to re-appear for the second half.

Rushe had been nursing a hand injury going into the match and was due to undergo a scan on the injury to ascertain whether any further damage had been done.

MEATH could be without three of their frontline players for Saturday's Allianz Division 2 visit of Kildare with Graham Reilly, Kevin Reilly and Joe Sheridan all doubtful.

Graham Reilly, who has been in top form in both of Meath's League victories so far, has sat out training with an ankle injury since the win over Westmeath two Sundays back while both Kevin Reilly and Sheridan picked up knocks in club matches over the weekend.

CORK will not appeal the Central Hearings Committee's decision to deprive them of home advantage for their forthcoming League meeting with Laois.

The CHC imposed the sanction after Cork contested the €5,000 fine handed down for their part in a melee with Armagh at the Athletic Grounds two weeks ago.

The same punishment was meted out to Monaghan after they decided to contest an identical fine for a similar incident with Kildare in Clones.

Both Kildare and Armagh chose not to take the matter any further after learning of Monaghan's fate.

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