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Cruciate curse strikes Laois hurlers as Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher is ruled out

Stephen Maher was the main man for DJ Carey's Carlow IT side

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The injury list for the Laois senior hurlers just gets longer by the day.

Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher is the latest injury blow – as it was confirmed on Monday that he has torn his cruciate ligament and will be out of hurling for a number of months.

Jackie Cahill reported the story in today’s Irish Independent.

Maher was carried off midway through the second half of Sunday’s one-point win over Carlow in O’Moore Park but he will miss this Saturday’s clash with Dublin in Parnell Park as well as any further games Laois will play if they win. It also comes as massive setback to his club Clough-Ballacolla as they bid to regain the Laois SHC title. Indeed it’s only the latest injury to hit the club as Willie Dunphy is also ruled out at the moment with a serious thumb injury.

Laois will also be without captain Ross King for the game against Dublin. He was sent off early in the win over Carlow and has been handed a one-match ban.

And with Cha Dwyer also expected to be out with a long-term hamstring injury it means that it will be a very depleted Laois squad that will travel to Dublin on Saturday.

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.