Dublin hurlers have been dealt huge blow

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Updated: June 21, 2011

Dublin hurlers have been dealt another hammer blow with the news that full-back Tomás Brady will miss the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. Brady had only just returned to the team when he injured his knee in Saturday’s defeat of Galway in the Leinster semi-final.

Manager Anthony Daly told the Irish Times: “It’s terrible for him. It’s a definitive injury so we just have to get on with it without him.It’s strange but in the league final Kilkenny had all the injuries and we had our strongest panel of the year since Stephen Hiney’s injury.Now Kilkenny have the players coming back and we’re beginning to struggle”.

Stephen Hiney is a long term absentee with a cruciate problem but centre-back Joey Boland may be back for the provincial final. He is currently undergoing treatment for a shoulder problem.

Daly added: “He’s done plenty of running but the problem with that injury is that you can’t hurl with it and he’d be very short of practice going into a match against Kilkenny”.

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