New Kilkenny hurling boss Derek Lyng has suffered a double blow with the news that Conor Browne and Mikey Carey won't be available for selection next year.
Cats forward Eoin Cody revealed ahead of Ballyhale Shamrocks' Leinster club SHC final against Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday that Browne is Australia-bound, while Carey is already on his travels.
"Conor is going travelling for the year," Cody told RTÉ.
"He let the team know and we all wish him the best of luck. It's a massive loss for the team and for the dressing-room. Conor is obviously a brilliant hurler and he’s a great person.
"He’s heading off Down Under in January. He’ll be missed, he’s a great friend of mine and a lot of the team-mates."Tweet