Friday 20 July 2018

Kerry hit by Geaney injury blow for crunch All Ireland semi-final replay with Mayo

Two goals in quarter-final against Armagh sees Mulgrew earn Tyrone call up to face Dubs

Lee Keegan of Mayo is tackled by Michael Geaney of Kerry in the drawn game
Lee Keegan of Mayo is tackled by Michael Geaney of Kerry in the drawn game
Kerry's Michael Geaney. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Michael Geaney looks set to be ruled out of Kerry's All-Ireland semi-final replay with a stomach muscle injury.

It is unclear if the Dingle man will play any further role in the championship should Kerry progress to an All-Ireland final in three weeks' time.

Geaney was hauled off early in Sunday's drawn game against Mayo and may have been a target for demotion anyway but he has been a regular fixture in the team throughout the championship.

Kerry will finalise their team tonight with Jonathan Lyne and Jack Barry tipped to replace Anthony Maher and Geaney.

Meanwhile, David Mulgrew has been rewarded for his impressive cameo against Armagh with a recall to the Tyrone team to face Dublin. Mulgrew came off the bench to score two goals in the second half of their All-Ireland quarter-final and replaces Declan McClure. McClure had replaced Mulgrew for the Ulster final against Down.

Otherwise, Tyrone name an unchanged team, keeping virtually the same personnel that eased to an Ulster Championship success in July, with Colm Cavanagh recovering from a hip injury.

Cork have moved to fill the vacancy left behind by Peadar Healy by appointing Ronan McCarthy as their new senior football coach. Former defender McCarthy worked with Brian Cuthbert in 2014 and 2015 and takes over just one month on from Healy's departure.

McCarthy managed Douglas to the 2008 county final and led Carbery Rangers to their first Cork senior title last year. He has yet to appoint a management team.

In Donegal, Declan Bonner has declared his interest in the vacant managerial position. Bonner, who managed the team in the late 1990s, has guided Donegal to minor and U-21 provincial success in recent years and would have good knowledge of the young players at the disposal of the next manager.

 

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