Kilkenny confident Fennelly injury not serious
Michael Fennelly is expected to make a quick recovery after picking up a knock in a challenge match against Clare on Sunday.
Fennelly sustained the injury in the first half and came off as a precaution, but remained in the dug-out for the rest of the game at the opening of the new James Stephens club grounds.
Kilkenny officials don't expect him to be out of action for too long.
Michael Rice came through his first match since last year after overcoming a series of leg muscle injuries, while Tommy Walsh, out of favour for much of the league, played a full 70 minutes.
Clare's Shane O'Donnell is unlikely to be ready for their Munster semi-final against the winners of Cork and Waterford in two weeks' time.
O'Donnell sustained a recurrence of a hamstring injury in a club game with Eire Og on Saturday night.
O'Donnell had missed the league semi-final against Tipperary because of the same problem.