JOEY Boland has confirmed he will miss Dublin’s Leinster SHC opener with Offaly on May 29, a match which was yesterday officially moved to Croke Park.
The inspirational Na Fianna man dislocated his shoulder in Sunday’s League final victory over Kilkenny and after seeing a specialist yesterday, was given an eight-week recovery period meaning there is no chance of him being available for the clash with Joe Dooley’s men.
The severity of the injury would also leave him in a race to be fit for the Leinster semi-final with Galway on June 18, should Dublin progress.
“I was in seeing a specialist in Santry and he said ‘you’re looking at eight weeks’,” revealed Boland. I’m going to have to do a lot of rehab. It’s one of these injuries that once you do it, there’s always a chance of doing it again. Hopefully, if I do the hard work in the gym over the next seven or eight weeks, I’ll be back and pushing for a place.”
Leinster Council yesterday confirmed that the Dublin v Offaly match would be switched to Croke Park after the large turnout for last Sunday’s final.
Dubs boss Anthony Daly stated during the week that he had “mixed feelings” about the move from Parnell Park but conceded that it is “probably the obvious thing for everyone concerned.”
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