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Major injury setback for Cork hurling captain after he sustains broken fibula

Minor captain Shane Kingston has sustained the serious injury.

Cork's Shane Kingston
Cork's Shane Kingston
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

CORK MINOR HURLING captain Shane Kingston has been hit with a serious injury setback after breaking his fibula in a challenge game last night against Clare.

The Evening Echo reports that Kingston suffered the injury and will now miss Cork’s Munster semi-final clash against Limerick on 1 July.

He’s unlikely to recover for the All-Ireland series if Cork advance to it and he’s a major loss after striking 1-9 in Cork’s opening round win over Limerick back in April.

Kingston is one of the most highly-rated young hurlers in Cork. He was a Cork minor last year as well scoring 2-3 for the side that lost out in the Munster semi-final to a Limerick team that went on to reach the All-Ireland final.

The Douglas club man was also part of the Cork minor football team that recently lost a Munster semi-final clash against Kerry.

Shane Kingston and Tom OÕSullivan Shane Kingston in action for the Cork minor footballers in last year's Munster final. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Kingston lined out for Rochestown College in this year’s Dr Harty Cup and Corn Uí Mhuirí deciders.

His father Kieran was the coach of the Cork senior hurling team that won last year’s Munster senior hurling title.

Kieran Kingston 8/6/2014 Cork senior hurling coach Kieran Kingston Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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