Gleeson and Prunty in doubt for Deise men's Munster championship opener

March 12, 2023

Waterford's Austin Gleeson ©INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford manager Davy Fitzgerald saw his team suffering some significant injury blows in last night’s Allianz Hurling League defeat to Tipperary.

The Deise men went down on a 4-23 to 0-25 scoreline in Thurles, where Conor Prunty, Austin Gleeson and Shane McNulty all went off injured in their team’s first loss of the Division 1 Group B campaign.

Speaking to afterwards, Fitzgerald confirmed that Gleeson and Prunty are now a concern for their Munster championship opener against holders Limerick on April 23rd.

“Hamstring to Prunty, hamstring to Austin, [Shane] McNulty had to come off at the end. It depends how bad they are. You’re looking from three to six weeks and Prunty is a big loss to us,” he told

“We’re in a race against time with the Limerick game and missing two or three of them.

“Mikey Kiely will be touch and go whether he makes it back or not. Darragh Lyons probably won’t be back so we are down a few bodies. But no excuses, we’ll be ready to go in April.

“Playing Kilkenny next week, [we’ll be] without probably five or six starters for definite.

“If we win it, we’re in a semi-final so I’ll be trying to win it. The team I have out on the field will be the strongest team. Anyone that’s not injured that can play from my first team will be going out.”

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