Cats and Dubs suffer injury blows ahead of Leinster Championship
Kilkenny and Dublin have both suffered injuries ahead of the commencement of the Leinster Hurling Championship.
Dublin’s Martin Quilty will miss the rest of the season after an MRI scan confirmed he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
The Na Fianna man who was on the under-21s last season had impressed in recent matches despite Dublin’s relegation from Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League this season.
The injury occurred in a challenge game against Waterford in which star-men Tomas Brady, Stephen Hiney and Conal Keaney returned to the Dublin side following lengthy lay-offs from…yes you guessed it – cruciate ligament injuries.
In other news, Kilkenny's Cillian Buckley is out for at least four weeks after damaging his hamstring in a club game over the weekend.
The All Ireland champions are already without Michael Fennelly for their opening game of this year's Leinster Championship which will be against one of Laois, Carlow or Dublin. Buckley still has time to recover though that semi-final match isn’t until 23rd June.