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Clubs facing big injury problems ahead of county finals

Injury worries

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Two of the four clubs involved in the county finals this weekend are facing major injury problems.

This Sunday sees the conclusion of the domestic hurling season with the Senior and Senior A finals set to take place in O’Moore Park.

Portlaoise take on The Harps in the Senior A final and the news from the Town camp is not good.

Aaron Bergin, who has been their leading scorer all year, sustained a broken collarbone in the win over Clonaslee in the semi finals.

The incident happened in the latter stages of the first half as Bergin scored an all-important goal.

Meanwhile, Joe Phelan, who missed that win with a hamstring injury, is facing a race against time to be fit for Sunday – one that he is said to be currently losing.

There is better news though on Cahir Healy who suffered a nasty facial injury towards the end of the second half against Clonaslee but it is believed he will be ok.

In the senior game, Gearoid Burke is rated as extremely doubtful to take to the field for Camross.

He sustained some form of a foot injury in the first half of the semi final win over Borris-Kilcotton and is rated as unlikely to play.

It really will be a super Sunday of hurling as there are three finals down for decision.

The Harps take on Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath in the minor at 12.15pm before The Harps are in action again at 2pm against Portlaoise in the Senior A.

And then the senior final between Camross and Rathdowney-Errill throws in at 4pm.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.