Sunday 22 July 2018

Dublin keeper Stephen Cluxton to miss Leinster final with rib damage

 

Stephen Cluxton suffered injury against Longford
Stephen Cluxton suffered injury against Longford

Michael Verney

Stephen Cluxton looks set to miss Dublin's Leinster SFC final clash with Laois on Sunday week after suffering rib damage in last weekend's semi-final defeat of Longford.

James McGivney was dismissed for a dangerous first-half tackle on Cluxton with the Dublin skipper visibly shaken before being substituted - replaced by last year's All-Ireland U-21-winning goalkeeper Evan Comerford - and taken to hospital.

It is understood that the five-time All-Star goalkeeper will be sidelined for at least a month, which will see him miss his first championship game in 14 years - he was suspended for their 2004 Leinster SFC loss to Westmeath.

Cluxton should return for their first 'Super 8s' clash on July 14, assuming Dublin progress that far, with Comerford set to deputise.

Irish Independent

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