Earley to miss season
Kildare midfielder Dermot Earley will be out of action until next summer, and will miss the entire 2011 National Football League.
The Lilywhite star is targeting next June for his return following surgery on his right knee.
He underwent an operation on his cruciate ligament five weeks ago, and is currently walking with the aid of crutches.
Earley (32) has confirmed that he will be available for next season, as has team captain John Doyle.