Things are going from bad to worse for the Cork hurlers. They have failed to register a win in their three league games to date, and with two games remaining against Kilkenny and Tipperary, things are not getting any easier.
The Rebels were heavily defeated by a slick Dublin side on Saturday night in Croke Park, as Ger Cunningham’s Dubs ran riot. Eamon Dillon and David Treacy plundered a weak Cork defence as the Boys in Blue ran up 4-21 on their visitors.
With the All-Ireland champions set to travel to Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night, things have got even worse for Kieran Kingston.
The Evening Echo have reported today that Mark Ellis is ruled out with a broken arm, and may not recover in time for the championship opener with Tipperary in Thurles.
“It’s another shocking blow for us, coming on the back of the long term injury to Colm Spillane and the expectation is that he will be out for some time and might even be a doubt for the championship game with Tipperary.’’
Ellis is a big loss, as the Rebels now need a new centre back for their battle to stay in Division 1A of the league.
The 25 year-old Millstreet man has been one of Cork’s more consistent performers in recent seasons, and can run a game from the number 6 position.
Aidan Walsh is 50/50 to make the game next week, while Alan Cadogan is suspended.
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