Injuries hampering Laois preparation

December 20, 2017

Laois manager Eamonn Kelly.
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Laois manager Eamonn Kelly admits that it is frustrating to see so many players out injured even though the new season has not even begun yet.

Speaking to the Leinster Express, the Tipperary native revealed that once again, they will have a very young squad in action, which includes three players that will be doing their Leaving Cert this year.

"We have a lot of guys in, we have three of last year's minors and they are probably into their first professional set up, and the three of them are doing their Leaving Cert as well, so it's not easy for them, so they certainly need all that kind of development work," said Kelly.

"Ryan Mullaney only had an operation last week on his shoulder, he's going to be out for eight to ten weeks. Look it is, what it is. Picky (Maher) is back in rehab, Cahir (Healy) is doing a lot of his rehab in the U.K. Neil Foyle is injured, he did his groin five weeks ago and should be back, but slipped one night and did it again.

"Mark Kavanagh as well, we have a long list of lads that are rehabing with Alison Holmes there every night, but it's an opportunity for someone else to get a bit of game time as well."

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