Galway marksman Conor Cooney to miss Leinster championship

Galway hurlers have suffered a big setback in their bid for Leinster glory with key forward Conor Cooney set to miss the provincial campaign.

Cooney, Galway’s only All-Star nominee last year, has suffered a recurrence of a foot injury which has plagued him for months.

He missed all of Galway’s national league campaign with a broken bone in his foot.

He was due to feature in recent challenge games but was ruled out with shin splints and has now suffered a setback with the original injury.

There are fears he could miss the entire season but manager Anthony Cunningham is hopeful that the talented 22-year old will return to action during the summer.

“We need to monitor it and it all depends on how quickly it heals, but we are probably looking at July at this stage,” said Cunningham.

Cooney will miss Galway’s Leinster quarter-final against Dublin at Croke Park on May 31 and won’t make a possible June 6 semi-final either.

He is unlikely to be fit for the Leinster final which takes place on July 5.

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