Wednesday 21 March 2018

McGarrity set for mayo return

MAYO midfielder Ronan McGarrity looks set to for a return to the county fold, according to reports.

McGarrity hasn't featured for James Horan's side since last year's All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Kerry, but his form for club side Ballina, as well as the ongoing absence of midfield options Seamus and Aidan O'Shea, mean he could rejoin the panel as early as this week on a trial basis.

Seamus O'Shea picked up an ankle injury on club duty, and younger brother Aidan is recovering from an groin problem, though both are reported to be making good progress.

Meanwhile, Limerick football manager Maurice Horan is sweating on the fitness of star forward Stephen Kelly and midfielder Jim Donovan ahead of Sunday's Munster SFC quarter-final against Waterford.

With John Galvin already out for the season following a recurrence of his cruciate ligament injury, Horan is hopeful that the experienced duo will play some part at the Gaelic Grounds.

"Both Stephen and Jim are crucial for us and we are keeping our fingers crossed that they will be okay to play some part," said Horan. "We'll leave it as late as possible to make the decision, but we are hopeful that they can have some involvement."

On a more positive note, Horan confirmed that Tom Lee is in contention for a starting place, having recently returned home from Australia.

Irish Independent

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