Injured Miskella hopes to play in quarter-final

CORK All-Ireland winning defender John Miskella suffered a dislocated elbow while lining out for his club Ballincollig in last Sunday’s Cork SFC 4th round replay win over Castlehaven yet could still figure in next weekend’s quarter-final tie against St Finbarr’s.

Miskella incurred the injury near the end of the game in an accidental clash with a Ballincollig teammate and received treatment in the Cork University Hospital on Sunday night.

He was discharged that night and will see a specialist tomorrow before a decision is made on his availability for next weekend’s last eight tie.

Meanwhile reigning All-Ireland club hurling champions Ballyhale Shamrocks were last night drawn to face O’Loughlin Gaels in the semi-finals of this year’s Kilkenny SHC as they chase five-in-a-row county senior titles.

The other last four clash will see Carrickshock face off against Erins Own (Castlecomer), with both ties being played as a double-header in Nowlan Park on Sunday, October 10.

The beaten finalists in the All-Ireland Club SHC decider last March, Portumna will face Loughrea in the semi-finals of this year’s Galway SHC, in a match that will be a repeat of last year’s county final.

Clarinbridge will face last year’s intermediate champions Tynagh Abbey–Duniry in the other semi-final with both games taking place on the weekend of October 10 and 11.

Kilkenny SHC semi-finals: Ballyhale Shamrocks v O'Loughlin Gaels; Carrickshock v Erins Own (Castlecomer).

Galway SHC semi-finals: Portumna v Loughrea; Clarinbridge v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry.

Kildare SFC semi-finals: Moorefield v Athy; Sarsfields v St Laurence's.


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