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Injury blow for Dublin hurlers ahead of All-Ireland qualifier with Laois

Oisin Gough joins Darragh O’Connell and Cian Boland in the treatment room.

Gough misses this weekend's game.
Gough misses this weekend's game.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

DUBLIN MANAGER GER Cunningham will be without Oisin Gough for Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling championship qualifier against Laois.

The Cuala defender has been ruled out of the round one clash at Parnell Park with a hamstring injury and joins long-term absentees Cian Boland and Darragh O’Connell on the sideline.

Cunningham had hoped Gough would shake off the problem in time for the visit of Laois to the capital, but Dublin selector Liam Walsh confirmed his unavailability earlier.

We’ve had a lot of niggly injuries in recent times, but a lot of them are starting to clear up,” Walsh told FM104 Sport.

“We’ve a few long term injuries alright with Darragh O’Connell and Cian Boland, they’ve been out for a significant period of time and it will take them another while to come right.

“Oisin has a problem with his hamstring and he won’t be available this weekend.”

Dublin will be looking to bounce back from their Leinster senior hurling championship quarter-final defeat to Galway last month as they face a Laois outfit coming off the back of a heavy loss to Wexford.

Throw-in at Parnell Park on Saturday is set for 7pm.

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