Gavin Duffy still in the frame for place on Mayo team
Published 11/08/2014 | 02:30
MAYO manager James Horan has not given up on Gavin Duffy featuring in their bid to lift the Sam Maguire Cup next month.
The former Connacht rugby captain was drafted into the Mayo squad by Horan shortly after he retired from professional rugby earlier this summer, but has yet to play a minute of football for them.
Horan has said all along that Duffy is a valuable member of his squad and said that the former Irish international had as good a chance as anyone of featuring in the closing stages of the All-Ireland championship.
The prospect of Duffy being drafted into play some role in their All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Sunday week increased over the weekend.
Horan was spotted watching Duffy play a key role as his new club, Salthill/Knocknacarra, advanced in the Galway championship with a narrow win over a Caltra side that welcomed back Michael Meehan after the Galway star had opted out of football in a bid to solve a troublesome ankle injury.
Duffy was impressive in midfield and Horan will have been impressed with his high fielding and distribution before he was tactically substituted midway through the second-half.