27 Jun


Posted by Martin Furlong in News | Jun 2017

Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly is facing a race against time to be for Kilkenny’s opening qualifier game.

The draw for the hurling qualifiers are due to take place next Monday with a name not familiar to the qualifier’s, Kilkenny. After a disappointing performance in there defeat to Wexford, Kilkenny were hoping for their full contingent back for the landmine field that is the qualifiers.

Micheal Fennelly has not played for the cats since rupturing his achilleas against Waterford in last year’s semi-final victory. Since his absence Kilkenny have only managed three victories and are lacking his physical presence in the middle of the field. It was thought that Fennelly would make it back for the Wexford game but a setback in training halted his return.

Fennelly in an interview with the, knows time is running out if he is to appear in this year’s championship knowing that another defeat will end Kilkenny’s participation in this year’s championship.

“It is frustrating at the moment, I don’t want my year being over and it’s only starting really. It would be very disappointing if I don’t play any championship this year without a shadow of a doubt.

“We’ll see, the D-Day is coming soon in terms of the next qualifier and it’s knock-out so the stakes are higher I suppose.

“I’m trying not to think that way. I’m just trying to get myself back into contention to be back hurling basically first of all and then try to get a position on the team.

“I need to focus on myself to get myself right.”

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