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Aidan O’Shea insists facial fracture will not force him out of All-Ireland semi-final


Mayo's Aidan O'Shea. Photo by Sportfile

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea. Photo by Sportfile

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea. Photo by Sportfile

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea sustained a facial fracture in a collision with Galway full-back Seán Mulkerrin just before half-time in Sunday’s Connacht football final.

The injury is unlikely to keep him out of the All-Ireland semi-final with the Leinster champions, Dublin or Kildare, in just over two weeks’ time but O’Shea still has to return for a check-up in the coming days for full clearance.

The collision happened just prior to the tunnel incident as the players left the field, with TV footage showing O’Shea being shoved, prompting a reaction from him and some of his team-mates.

The Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) have been looking at the incident but are more likely to fine the respective county boards rather than single out individuals for suspensions.

“There’s not much I can do with it. It’s just a fracture below the eye. I played the second half with it and it should be all right,” said O’Shea, dispelling any suggestion that he had gone down at the time looking for a penalty as some may have inferred at the time.

The Mayo talisman was speaking in an interview to coincide with his unveiling as an ambassador for tech repairs company Pair Mobile.

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