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Clare's league hopes hit as Shane O'Donnell forced to withdraw

Updated: Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 08:14 | Comments

Shane O'Donnell is likely to be out for next four weeks, effectively ending his League season
Shane O'Donnell is likely to be out for next four weeks, effectively ending his League season

Clare’s All-Ireland hero Shane O'Donnell will miss Sunday's Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Tipperary after picking up an injury.

The 19-year-old pulled a hamstring in training and faces four weeks on the sidelines, which would also rule him out of the final, should Clare qualify.

The young forward, who scored a memorable hat-trick in last year’s All-Ireland final victory over Cork, will be a big loss to Davy Fitzgerald’s side.

Meanwhile, Galway captain Joe Canning is expected to make his first intercounty start of the season in their semi-final against Kilkenny.

Club commitments with Portumna and injury have limited Canning's involvement with the county team to just one appearance as a substitute in the quarter-final win over Limerick.

Fellow Tribesman Fergal Moore, however, will miss Sunday's game due to a broken finger. 

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