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Sutcliffe to lift the Blues

DANNY SUTCLIFFE has declared himself fit and be available for Dublin's opening Leinster SHC clash with Laois or Carlow on June 2.

The in-form St Jude's youngster who enjoyed an inspired league campaign in Dublin's attack had set alarm bells ringing when he picked up a hand injury in a club game and was fitted with a cast, which he has since had removed.

Management feared he had suffered a broken bone but a subsequent scan revealed no serious damage. “There is no fracture anyway,” Sutcliffe explained. “That was the worst case scenario. I've been ticking over and kept running and keeping the fitness up.

“It's just a case of getting a hurley back into my hand in the next few days,” he added.

LAR CORBETT will rejoin his estranged Tipperary hurling colleagues tomorrow night after announcing his decision to return to inter-county hurling last night.

The former Hurler of the Year will rejoin Declan Ryan's panel as they gear up for their Munster SHC opener with Limerick on Sunday week but is not expected to make such an immediate impact.Instead, Corbett is likely to target a potential Munster semi-final with Cork on June 24 as the date for his first appearance in the Tipperary colours this year.

JOHN MEYLER has resigned as Kerry hurling manager following their Christy Ring Cup defeat to Kildare on Saturday. “I have given the best part of three years to it and that’s it. I have given it 100 per cent and have no more to give. I have done my time – I can’t get anymore out of them,” said Meyler.