Cadogan and Cussen on track to face Tipp

Eoin Cadogan and Michael Cussen remain on course to play for Cork in next Sunday’s Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship clash with Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh after coming through a trial game unscathed over the weekend.

However, the likelihood of midfielder Tom Kenny featuring looks remote as the Grenagh man failed to take any part in an A v B game in Clonakilty.

Kenny damaged a hamstring while on duty with his Club in the PIFC the weekend before last and a major question mark remains over his availability for the highly-anticipated clash.

However, the news surrounding Cussen – who was resigned to missing the game a fortnight ago – is much more positive. The giant Sarsfields man has made a speedy recovery from a broken bone in his hand and featured prominently in the inter-squad game, as the Rebels spent the weekend in Roscarberry in preparation for their Munster Championship opener.

Speaking at last week’s press night, Cork boss Denis Walsh expressed his surprise at Cussen’s dramatic recovery.

“I can’t understand it. The medical people were telling me that he was out because of x-rays, this and that, but it’s one of those things that seems to have healed,” he said.

Cadogan, the Rebels’ first choice full-back, is another ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from injury. The Douglas man sustained a foot injury in a league game last month and was expected to be out of action for up to eight weeks.

However, he was back in action in a challenge game against the Cork Intermediate team last Monday and again featured over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the Cork footballers also have injury concerns over the fitness of forward Ciarán Sheehan, who missed challenge games against Kildare and Leitrim over the weekend with a shoulder injury.

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