Duo to miss Cork's clash with the Cats

William Egan and Tom Kenny will be notable absentees when Cork meet Kilkenny at Nowlan Park this Sunday for a place in the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals.

The pair were starters in Cork's 2-12 apiece draw with Galway in Salthill last weekend, with wing back Egan scoring a point before he was forced off with five minutes remaining.

But midfielder Kenny is away on his honeymoon this week and misses the crucial clash with Kilkenny, while a hand injury picked up against Galway has sidelined Egan. Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy will announce his starting line-up tonight.

Rebels selector Kieran Kingston told Irish Daily Star: "William has suffered severe bruising to his hand, but thankfully it is not broken. It is good news for us overall, but he will still miss out on the trip to Kilkenny.

"His hand is still very swollen and he won't be even able to hold a hurl for another 10 days or so. He had an X-ray on Monday to check everything out and if we make the semi-finals, he should be in a position to come back then."

Cork lie third in the Division 1A table, level on four points with three other teams including defending champions Kilkenny. The top three sides advance to the semi-finals after this weekend's final round of group games.

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