Friday 19 October 2018

Cian O'Sullivan given all clear to return for final as Dublin bid to complete four in-a-row

11 August 2018; Cian O'Sullivan with Dublin manager Jim Gavin as he leaves the field after picking up an injury during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Dublin and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
11 August 2018; Cian O'Sullivan with Dublin manager Jim Gavin as he leaves the field after picking up an injury during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Dublin and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin insists key defender Cian O'Sullivan will be fit for their All-Ireland final with Tyrone on Sunday, September 2.

The Kilmacud Crokes man was forced off in the first half of their All-Ireland semi-final win over Galway last weekend but Gavin confirmed that he will return to training next week and otherwise reported a clean bill of health.

"Good news with Cian. He'll be back training next week," Gavin said. "It's good news. You get the normal bumps and bruises that you would associate with a championship game, but we are healthy, which is great.

"It was just a tightness that he felt. That was all. We weren't going to push it in a competitive game like that so we just took him off and it worked out for us.

"He is a good leader for the team. He drives standards, both on and off the pitch.

"He is obviously a very experienced player and I have been fortunate to work with him through a lot of it. There are a group of players with that experience and it is important going into games like this that we can trade off that."

Irish Independent

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