Tuesday 19 March 2019

Ballyhale concern grows over Fennelly fitness for Croker clash

 

Ballyhale Shamrocks' Michael Fennelly. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Ballyhale Shamrocks' Michael Fennelly. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Michael Fennelly's participation for Ballyhale Shamrocks in Sunday's All-Ireland club hurling final is in doubt because of a knee injury sustained in the semi-final win over Ballygunner.

Shamrocks are bidding for a seventh All-Ireland title but a knee injury has restricted Fennelly's training for their game against St Thomas.'

"Michael is a key man for us," said Shamrocks manager Henry Shefflin. "He has been in situations like this before, and he has worked his way through them. We are hopeful."

The 34-year-old Fennelly managed a back injury for much of the latter part of his career but is renowned for being able to get 'match-fit' again quickly.

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