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Bryan Sheehan, Kerry is set to miss another six weeks through injury

Bryan Sheehan, Kerry is set to miss another six weeks through injury

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Bryan Sheehan, Kerry is set to miss another six weeks through injury

KERRY have been dealt a fresh blow with the news that Bryan Sheehan is set to miss another six weeks through injury.

With the Kingdom still reeling from Paul Galvin's shock decision to retire, it has now emerged Sheehan won't see action until the latter stages of the league after picking up a knock in a challenge game.

The St Mary's clubman missed Saturday's defeat to Dublin and is now not expected to return until Kerry take on Kildare on March 16 at the earliest, meaning he'll miss the clashes against Derry, Mayo and Tyrone.

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has stuck with the same side that saw off Laois in the opening round of the league for Sunday's trip to Galway.

Former All Star midfielder Neil Gallagher has been added to the subs' bench after recovering from an injured hamstring but Rory Kavanagh is paired with Martin McElhinney once more as the Ulster men go in search of a second successive win in Division 2.

Elsewhere, former Roscommon star Frankie Dolan has had his 48-week suspension reduced to 20 weeks after a successful appeal. Dolan picked up the ban after being reported for verbally abusing an official after St Brigid's Connacht Club SFC defeat to Castlebar late last year.

The development clears Dolan to play in April as the Kiltoom outfit look to defend their county title.

Donegal ( v Galway) – P Durcan; K Lacey, N McGee, R McHugh; F McGlynn, L McLoone, A Thompson; R Kavanagh, M McElhinney; M McHugh, C Toye, O MacNiallais; C McFadden, M Murphy, D Molloy.

Munster panel (v Connacht) – B Bugler, J Conlon, P Donnellan, P Kelly, D O'Donovan, C Ryan (all Clare); P Horgan, D Kearney, L McLoughlin, A Nash (all Cork); P Browne, T Condon, R McCarthy, W McNamara, G Mulcahy, G O'Mahony, J Ryan (all Limkerick); N Connors, M Walsh, S Molumphy, S Walsh (all Waterford); M Cahill, B Maher, P Maher, N McGrath (all Tipperary).

Irish Independent