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Hogan's league looks to be over

RICHIE HOGAN is expected to miss Kilkenny's Allianz League Division 1 semi-final and a potential final after suffering a collapsed lung during Sunday's whitewash of Galway in Nowlan Park.

The Danesfort man is expected to be out for four weeks after taking a knock in an aerial collision with Galway 'keeper Jamie Ryan in the closing stages of the match.

"That he's alright is the main thing," said selector Martin Fogarty. "Everything else takes second place. It's unfortunate but Richie is not the type of guy to shy away from getting to the ball first."

Kilkenny play either Clare or Limerick on April 22, with Cork and Tipperary's second successive meeting also on the same bill.

The GAA have also confirmed that Dublin's relegation play-off with Galway has been fixed for O'Connor Park, Tullamore, on Sunday, April 15 at 4.0, as part of a double-header with the Division 3A promotion final between Fingal and Monaghan.

LIMERICK'S luckless talisman, John Galvin, will find out today whether he has suffered a recurrence of the cruciate ligament injury which ruined his 2011.

The big midfielder played in Limerick's last four matches, but just 20 minutes into last Sunday's drawn Division 4 clash with Fermanagh, he went down again.

"Last time he did it, we didn't think it was as serious as it was," said manager, Maurice Horan.

"This time it looks like the cruciate ligament. Hopefully it turns out to be less serious. He was in shock after it happened because it took a while to sink in. It's terrible for John because he was so singled-minded in his rehabilitation over the past 12 months. It was very impressive to watch."

FIVE of Dublin's senior football squad have been named on the Sigerson Cup 'Future Champions' team for their performances in DCU's success last month.

Philly McMahon, Johnny Cooper, Dean Rock, Eoghan O'Gara and Paul Flynn were all awarded the third-level equivalent of All Stars while Lucan Sarsfield's David Quinn was also honoured for his role in NUI Maynooth's achievements in making the final.

FUTURE CHAMPIONS

FOOTBALL: M Boyle (DCU); P McMahon (DCU), K Fitzgerald (TCD), P Crowley (UCC); S Denvir (NUI Maynooth), J Cooper (DCU), P McGinley (UUJ); C Brophy (NUIM), F O'Currain (DCU); P Flynn(DCU), S Hurley (NUIM), D Rock (DCU); M Newman (NUIM), E O'Gara (DCU), D Quinn (NUIM).

HURLING: D McCarthy (UCC); S Maher (UCC), S McDonnell (Cork IT), P Stapleton (UL); S White (Cork IT), L McLoughlin (CIT), W Egan (UCC); J Coughlan (CIT), C Cooney (Mary I); Pauric Mahony (UCC), S Curran (Mary I), E Ryan (LIT); S Bourke (UCC), S Moylan (UCC), C McGrath (UL).


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