Kelly injury blow for Giller's Dubs

Conor McKeon

DUBLIN'S attacking injury crisis continues to blight Pat Gilroy's championship preparations after St Mary's, Saggart forward, Blaine Kelly, suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder in their Evening Herald Dublin SFC defeat to St Maur's on Saturday evening while Conal Keaney sat out Ballyboden's St Enda's succesful opening defence of their title on Friday night at Parnell Park against Trinity Gaels.

At the other end of the pitch Ross O'Carroll continues to be sidelined with ong-going back and hamstring problems and he did not line out of Kilmacud Crokes in their victory over Parnells

WICKLOW emerged with their first victory of the championship in Portlaoise yesterday but it came at a price after Patrick McWalter suffered a suspected dislocated knee cap and was carried from the pitch in the 52nd minute.

Manager, Mick O'Dwyer, acknowledged afterwards that the St Patrick's wing-back was now a long term injury concern.

CORK have midfield injury worries on both football and hurling fronts, with Nicholas Murphy set to miss the Munster SFC grudge match with Kerry on June 6 in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney and Tom Kenny a doubt for the Rebels' Munster SHC clash with Tipperary on May 30 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.