Hurling run-out set to give Johnston Lilies green light
THE KILDARE SHC double-header in Clane could attract a few extra interested spectators as Coill Dubh -- the hurling club affiliated with Seanie Johnston's new football side St Kevin's -- begin their 2012 championship campaign.
Coill Dubh face Eire Og Corrachoill in Clane at 4.0 on Saturday in the second of two preliminary-round fixtures down for decision at the venue.
And an appearance by the former Cavan footballer would clear him to play for Kieran McGeeney's side against Meath in their Leinster SFC semi-final clash in Croke Park the following day.
Elsewhere, Kilkenny face an anxious wait to assess the full extent of the ankle injury Eoin Larkin picked up at training on Tuesday night.
Larkin was forced to leave the session after picking up the blow, and while there will be no confirmation until later today, he is not thought to have suffered a break.
Kilkenny face Galway in the Leinster SHC final in Croke Park on July 8.