Cussen injured in Kildare challenge

MICHAEL CUSSEN is a doubt for Cork’s NFL tie against Westmeath at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night.

Cussen sustained an ankle injury in a weekend challenge against Kildare at Newbridge on Saturday.

The teams agreed to play three 25-minute periods. Cork led by six points after two periods.

But the Lilywhites finished well with Tadhg Fennin hitting 1-5.

Scorers for Kildare: T Fennin (1-5, (0-3f), K Ennis, (0-3), M Hartnett, M Browne, D Flynn, E Callaghan, M Scanlon (0-1 each)

Scorers for Cork: K. O'Sullivan 0-5; M. Cussen 1-1; A. O’Connor 1-0; K. McMahon, J. Hayes, M. Harrington 0-1 each.

CORK: P. O’Shea (St. Vincent's); D. Duggan (Ilen Rovers), G. Canty, K. O’Connor; E. Sexton, G. Spillane, N. O’Leary; D. Hurley (Castlehaven), A. O’Connor (St. Colums); C. McCarthy, A. O’Sullivan (Castletownbere), K. McMahon; J. Hayes, M. Cussen, K. O’Sullivan (Ilen Rovers).

Subs: K. Murphy (Boherbue), K. O’Halloran (Bishopstown), R. O’Sullivan (Kinsale), P. O’Flynn (Ballyclough), E. Lyons (Canovee), M. Harrington (Douglas), B. Goggin (Adrigole), C. Keane (Newcestown).

KILDARE: E Murphy; P Cornish, D Hendy, M Scanlon; B Flanagan, M Wright, E Callaghan; W Heffernan, D Flynn; K Ennis, M Hartnett, M Browne; A Kelly, A Barry, T Fennin.

Sub: J Kavanagh for Kelly.

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