Sunday 22 April 2018

Mayo opt to omit Aidan O'Shea again due to concern over groin injury


Mayo's Aidan O'Shea. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Mayo's Aidan O'Shea. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Aidan O'Shea has been left out of the Mayo team for the second successive championship match as an ongoing groin injury continues to be managed.

There was surprise when O'Shea was omitted from the team released yesterday to play Galway after the performance at full-forward he gave against the reigning Connacht champions in the corresponding game two years ago and it has given oxygen to the view that he is being kept in reserve for impact later in the game.

But a groin issue, referenced by manager Stephen Rochford in the aftermath of the win over Sligo, that restricted his training in the build-up to the championship, continues to require management as he recovers.

Mayo have named 14 of the 15 who started the Sligo game with Conor O'Shea making way for Jason Doherty.

Irish Independent

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