Tuesday 21 January 2020

Ó Curraoin out of hospital

Fiontán Ó Curraoin. Photo: Sportsfile
Fiontán Ó Curraoin. Photo: Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Galway midfielder Fiontán Ó Curraoin has been discharged from hospital after being stretchered from the field during Sunday's FBD Connacht League semi-final win over Mayo on Sunday.

Ó Curraoin sustained a heavy knock in the second half, leading to play being delayed by 12 minutes as he was attended to by medical staff from both sides and eventually saw him depart the field in a medical cart to a standing ovation from the 7,000 or so present in Elverys MacHale Park.

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Manager Pádraic Joyce confirmed afterwards that the Micheal Breathnach clubman had been complaining of pain in his neck and legs.

"I saw the collision with the Mayo player, it was pure accidental," Joyce said. "We want to thank our medical team and the Mayo medical side, who gave us great assistance."

A Galway spokesperson confirmed that Ó Curraoin had been discharged from Castlebar Hospital late on Sunday night. It remains to be seen if he will be considered for Saturday's final against Roscommon.

Meanwhile, Tyrone have been dealt a blow after defender Michael McKernan suffered an injury in the Sigerson Cup which will rule him out of most of the National Football League campaign.

The Coalisland Fianna clubman was badly hurt playing for UUJ against UCD at the weekend and is understood to have suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung after an accidental clash with an opposing player.

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