Saturday 24 February 2018

Sherry out for Roslea after jaw injury

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

FERMANAGH champions Roslea will have to face Down club Burren in Sunday's Ulster SFC quarter-final without star midfielder James Sherry.

The county star sustained a broken jaw in the league final victory over Devenish on Saturday, which put a serious dampener on the club's first county double since 1984.

Manager Peter McGinnity said Sherry had been injured in an accidental clash.

"It was a foul alright but it was just an unfortunate tangle after that. I'm not even sure what connected with his jaw," he said.

"We'd have been looking forward to the game with Burren a lot more had James been available, but I suppose what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

"It's a massive challenge for us and we'll take it on as best we can but we could have done without this setback."

The pick of Sunday's Ulster SFC quarter-finals is undoubtedly the clash of defending All-Ireland champions Crossmaglen and Derry's Ballinderry.

But breakthrough Donegal side Glenswilly also face Monaghan champions Latton and are relieved that star man Michael Murphy came through the International Rules series unscathed.

Glenswilly knocked out Cavan Gaels before Murphy went Down Under with the Irish team but he is arriving home tomorrow, which will give him plenty of time to recover for Sunday's game in Ballybofey.

Elsewhere, no venue has yet been fixed for Connacht's club SFC final between Corofin and St Brigid's.

It was announced at Castlebar on Sunday that the decider would be in Kiltoom, but a Connacht Council spokesperson stressed yesterday that no venue has yet been confirmed.

Irish Independent

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