Waterford footballer Gary Hurney will miss his sides opening Munster Football Championship (MFC) game against Limerick on May 20.
The Waterford football captain Gary Hurney sustained a broken jaw at the end of Ballinacourty’s senior football championship (SFC) second round win over St. Saviours at Walsh Park on Saturday. The injury will sideline the player for up to two months which will mean he will miss Waterford’s opening clash against Limerick in the MFC. It will also leave the talismanic captain doubtful for a possible semi final encounter against Clare on June 9.
Waterford Manager John Owens appointed Hurney captain for this season as he has been in the side since 1999. This is truly a devastating blow for the Deise side as they will need their strongest players for the campaign ahead. In last season’s campaign Hurney racked up a total score of 2-5 in games against Cork, London and Limerick.