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"Training these last two weeks has been more like a rehabilitation centre" Derek Lyons on Déise injury worries

Captain Lorraine Bray is Waterford's biggest injury worry ahead of Saturday's All Ireland camogie clash with Clare at Cusack Park. The Cappoquin midfielder came off with a hip problem against Cork two weeks ago.

Manager Derek Lyons is also concerned about Abby Flynn, Orla Hickey, Niamh Rockett and Aoife Landers. Kate Lynch is away in America for the rest of the summer.

"Training these last two weeks has been more like a rehabilitation centre," Lyons told WLR Sport. "We've had physio after physio. We were fortunate enough to get the whole group into John Kennedy's Elite Recovery rooms in Cleaboy a day or two after that game and that has helped a lot. Of all the group, Lorraine is the biggest worry but she's actually one of many. We really won't know our line-up until the day. There'll definitely be a few late fitness tests."

A win will put Waterford through to the All Ireland quarter finals for the fifth year in a row. "Our destiny is our own hands as regards qualifying for the knockout stages. We couldn't have asked any more than that at the start of the group. We're in that position now and we want to take advantage of it."

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Hear from Derek Lyons and Lorraine Bray on Friday's Lár Na Páirce from 6.10.

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