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All-Star Fitzgibbon Hopeful Of Lining Out In All-Ireland Final

All-Star Fitzgibbon Hopeful Of Lining Out In All-Ireland Final
By PJ Browne Updated

Darragh Fitzgibbon believes he has a chance of playing for Charleville in next weekend's AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final against Oranmore-Maree.

The 2018 All-Star sustained a medial ligament injury during his side's semi-final win against Graigue Ballycallan on January 19th. Fitzgibbon scored six points, four coming from play, against the Kilkenny side.

"I'd a collision over by the sideline and I just twisted my knee," said Fitzgibbon at an AIB media event on Thursday.

I went back on and I made it worse. Just in the end, I had to come off.

I suppose I shouldn't have really come back on is what I was thinking at the start. I was worried it might have maybe been a longer-term injury but I was kind of relieved when I realised it would only be a couple of weeks so it could have been worse. I got a scan after.

The adrenaline kind of got me through it coming back on.

"I'm working away with the physio now at the moment," added the 21-year-old.

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"So I've another 10 days to get ready so hopefully I'll be okay I'd say.

"For a club like us to get the chance to play in Croke Park on an All-Ireland final day, [those] don't come around a lot."

Darragh Fitzgibbon of Charleville in attendance ahead of the AIB GAA All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Club Championship Final taking place at Croke Park on Sunday, February 10th. For exclusive content and behind the scenes action throughout the AIB GAA & Camogie Club Championships follow AIB GAA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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