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Breheny doubt for Sligo

Sligo face an anxious wait on the fitness of Mark Breheny ahead of Sunday's Connacht SFC opener against Leitrim.

Manager Kevin Walsh admitted yesterday that Breheny has a hamstring injury which is making him a serious doubt.

And with Sligo already without star corner-forward David Kelly (ankle) and the versatile Johnny Davey (just back after a cruciate injury), last year's Connacht finalists can ill-afford to lose another key figure.

The manner of their relegation to Division 3 in the final round of the Allianz League left Sligo very disappointed, Walsh admitted.

"Kildare got the winner in the last three minutes of our game while Meath held on for a draw in their game. If we'd held on for the draw we'd have stayed up," he said.

The fact that Leitrim have to travel to Markievicz Park has made Sligo favourites for Sunday's game, but Walsh is conscious that this match could prove a banana-skin for his side.

"I've heard they've been doing well in challenge games recently, beating Clare well, drawing with Cavan and beating Carlow, which sounds as if they are motoring well," he said, "so we're under no illusions as to what's facing us."

Irish Independent