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Ballyboden star duo in fitness race


Colm Basquel

Colm Basquel

Colm Basquel

Collie Basquel and Michael Darragh Macauley remain on the doubtful list for Ballyboden St Enda's in their quest to win back-to-back Dublin SFC titles for the first time in the club's history.

The Dublin duo both sat out the semi-final win over St Jude's - Basquel with a knee injury sustained against Raheny, Macauley with a quad problem.

They aren't the only concerns for manager Anthony Rainbow, with defenders Aran Waters (calf) and Bob Dwan (shoulder) also battling to be fit for Sunday's county final against Ballymun Kickhams.

And according to Boden selector Finnian Hyland, all four will be given as much time as possible to prove their fitness. Asked if any of the walking wounded were 100pc ready, he admitted: "Far from it, unfortunately."

"Collie has a ligament knee injury," Hyland disclosed. "You could nearly put them all in the one basket - you've Collie, Mick, Aran and Bob all carrying injuries. And we won't really know until the end of the week where we're at. We're hopeful that we'll get some time out of some of them.

"All the lads are getting treatment … our last training is Friday evening, to see where the guys are and to see if there's minutes in them."