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Galway captain David Collins in fitness race for Leinster final

Declan Rooney

Published 01/07/2015 | 02:30

Galway's David Collins
Galway's David Collins

Galway captain David Collins is a major doubt for Sunday’s Leinster hurling final against Kilkenny.

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Collins suffered a slight hamstring tear in training last Tuesday night, but is holding on to the slight hope of making a return to face the Cats at Croke Park.

Manager Anthony Cunningham also has concerns over Jason Flynn, who is on his way back from a broken finger, but Collins says he’ll give himself every chance of making it back in time.

“It’s touch and go at the moment. I slightly tore the hamstring last Tuesday night. Look, these things happen in the heat of the battle and it will be a fight for me to make it back for it.

“Whether I get back or not is another story. We’ll just have to see about it on Friday and Saturday and make the call then.”

Elsewhere, Tyrone veteran Dermot Carlin has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

His departure means Seán Cavanagh is the only player from Tyrone’s first All-Ireland victory in 2003 still involved with Mickey Harte’s squad.

Irish Independent

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