This Sunday’s Leinster Senior Hurling Quarter Final between Dublin and Galway will be a tough test for Dublin boss Ger Cunningham as he tries to lift his players from the depths of their National League Campaign after suffering relegation at the hands of Kilkenny.

And this week, the Dublin manager is again faced with some serious selection questions as he looks to fill the gaps in his forward line with the loss of more players to injury.

Following a spell away, veteran Dotsy O’Callaghan had been expected to return but a new injury has put paid to those plans.

“Dotsy came back in and was doing really well.” Cunningham told dublingaa.ie. “But he picked up a hamstring injury in the last couple of weeks, so Sunday’s game will probably come a week too soon for him.”

Meanwhile the recent games in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship has produced another couple of casualties. Setanta’s Fionntan Mac Gibb and Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh forward Cian Boland are set to miss out on the opener this weekend.

“Fionntan got a finger injury in the club championship. Cian Boland also came back with a hamstring injury from the club championship.”

“They’re three forwards that we could have done having been involved with us for selection.”

“It par for the territory this time of the year.”