Hogan out of big game

Kilkenny will be without All-Ireland winning captain, Brian Hogan for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-final against Limerick in Thurles. The O’Loughlin Gaels defender picked up a leg injury during a recent club game.

Kilkenny will be without All-Ireland winning captain, Brian Hogan for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-final against Limerick in Thurles. The O’Loughlin Gaels defender picked up a leg injury during a recent club game.

He was unable to train last week or at the weekend, and he was getting around for a number of days on cructches. While he has received intensive treatment, the injury has been slow to respond and management have more or less accepted that the 31-year-old will be a non-starter.

On the plus side, J.J. Delaney is fit to resume after missing the Leinster final with a broken finger, and Michael Fennelly is also

making good progress after being sideline with a broken bone in his foot since the National League final win over Cork.