Hurlers looking for second win

Tom Comack

Reporter:

Tom Comack

Donegal’s prospects of taking something out of this afternoon’s Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A encounter with Louth in Darver have been dealt a blow with the loss of experienced forward Kevin Campbell (throw-in 2.30pm).

Donegal’s prospects of taking something out of this afternoon’s Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A encounter with Louth in Darver have been dealt a blow with the loss of experienced forward Kevin Campbell (throw-in 2.30pm).

Campbell is out with a hamstring injury and to make matters worse manager Ray Durack is sweating on the fitness of the Burt trio of Joe Boyle, Niall Campbell and Enda McDermott and St. Eunan’s Eugene Organ.

Niall Campbell and Boyle have been in bed all week with the ‘flu while Organ is struggling with a leg injury picked up at training during the week and McDermott has been suffering for some time with tendonitis.

“It’s not looking good at the moment. Kevin Campbell is definitely out and we are just going to wait until the morning before we make a final call on the rest of the lads,” manager Durack said last night.

Donegal defeated Sligo last Sunday with a late Joe Boyle point sealing the win and the first points of the season. With Donegal and Louth locked on two points and with just one game remaining (away to Fingal next Sunday), Durack was pinning his hopes on taking something out of the trip to the Wee County to take his side away from a relegation dogfight.