Lennon blow for Monaghan ahead of Ulster defence
MONAGHAN midfielder Owen Lennon is a serious injury doubt for the Ulster championship after badly damaging his ankle in Sunday's Division 2 final.
Lennon, who was only back from injury, has torn ligaments and is touch and go for their championship opener against Tyrone or Down on June 15.
Dick Clerkin performed very well when he came on to replace Lennon and it is an area in which Monaghan are traditionally strong.
But Gavin Doogan, who established himself as a new first-choice midfielder during the league, missed the league final with injury and also faces a race against time to make it, which could leave them short of centrefielders for the start of their Ulster title defence.