Kilkenny trio face fitness battle

May 29, 2023

Kilkenny's Eoin Cody celebrates after Martin Keoghan scored the opening goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny’s Mikey Butler, Martin Keoghan and Adrian Mullen are facing a race against time to be fit for the Leinster SHC final against Galway.

The trio all went off injured in the first 25 minutes of yesterday’s defeat to Wexford at Chadwicks Wexford Park, leaving questions marks over their availability for the provincial decider.

“Two weeks will leave it tight. I’m not sure of the significance of them all. They all had to go off, they couldn’t play on,” said Cats boss Derek Lyng, who was disappointed with his side’s performance.

“Unfortunately for the three lads, it’s unusual for three to be gone in that short space of time. It disrupted the play a bit but still it’s no excuse. We have a really strong panel and we had enough time to sort that out but disappointed.

"We have to dust ourselves off and focus on two weeks.”

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