Wednesday 17 July 2019

Armagh calm fears as Jarly Óg Burns is hospitalised following defeat to Cavan


Jarlath Og Burns of Armagh in action against Jason McLoughlin of Cavan
Jarlath Og Burns of Armagh in action against Jason McLoughlin of Cavan
Jim McCorry. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Armagh's Jarly Óg Burns is expected to make a quick recovery after being hospitalised following his county's Ulster SFC semi-final replay defeat to Cavan in Clones on Sunday.

Burns collapsed after the game, suffering from apparent dehydration, and was brought to Cavan General Hospital but wasn't kept overnight and was allowed to return home on Sunday night. He had experienced headaches early in the game.

However, Armagh are satisfied that the 21-year-old Silverbridge man, son of former Armagh captain Jarlath, did not sustain a concussion in the drawn game and that all the relevant protocols were followed before he was cleared to play.

Armagh assistant manager Jim McCorry stated this earlier in the week and sources in the county backed that up yesterday, despite his removal from the drawn game early in extra-time after a collision with one of his own players.

Armagh will take on Monaghan, on the weekend after next, in the headline tie from yesterday's All-Ireland SFC second round qualifier draw.

Down's 'reward' for beating Tipperary is a home match with Mayo, courtesy of their Division 3 status after James Horan's side were drawn out first, while Longford will host the draw's other 'big gun' Tyrone.

Offaly have a chance of further progression with a home match against Sligo, Clare travel to Leitrim, Westmeath have another home game against Munster opposition, this time against Limerick, while Antrim will play Kildare at a venue of their choice.

It will evoke memories of their last meeting, a poignant occasion as it fell on the night of the late Dermot Earley's funeral, a game in which his son Dermot played for Kildare. The remaining game will see Derry play Laois at home.

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SFC QUALIFIERS - Rd 2: Westmeath v Limerick; Longford v Tyrone; Antrim v Kildare; Leitrim v Clare; Down v Mayo; Derry v Laois; Offaly v Sligo; Monaghan v Armagh

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