Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny is set to miss the rest of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for the Dublin footballers against Kildare.

Kilkenny went off early in the 1-22 to 1-12 win over the Lilywhites and a scan revealed the extent of the damage to his left knee. 

Dublin manager Jim Gavin wished Kilkenny a speedy recovery,

"On a personal level this is very frustrating for Ciarán who has played a vital role in the recent successes in both football and hurling for his county and club at all grades.

“Protocols have been activated to ensure that Ciarán will receive the best of medical care and the Dublin football coaching staff will actively assist Ciarán in his recovery over the weeks and months ahead."