Erin’s Own captain fitness worry for semi-final

ERIN’S OWN captain Kieran Murphy is struggling to be fit for the Munster Club SHC semi-final against Loughmore/Castleiney on Sunday, November 4, in Thurles.

Murphy broke a finger early in the Cork final, but played on to lead the Glounthaune club to their third county title.

He had the plaster removed on Wednesday, but is in a race against time to be fit for the game against the newly crowned Tipperary champions.

On a brighter note, Fergus Murphy will be available as he returns from Australia at the weekend. He scored the winning goal against Cloyne in last year’s county final and then took time out to travel after the Munster final against Toomevara.

Murphy will be a decided asset to the Cork champions, as he is one of the trickiest forwards in the county.

He has won medals at every level with Erin’s Own and will give manager PJ Murphy extra options in attack.

Other news emanating from the Erin’s Own camp sees Martin Bowen re-appointed to represent them on the county senior hurling selection committee.

Bowen joined county manager Gerald McCarthy for the first time in 2006 and worked extremely well with the St Finbarr’s man.

With Cathal Casey stepping down as a selector there will be the minimum of change for 2008.

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