Mayo supporters have been waiting nervously the best part of a week to hear news about Aidan O’Shea’s well-being, following the injury the Breaffy man picked up last Tuesday evening in the first collective training session undertaken this year by the senior panel.
News about Aidan began to filter out earlier this evening and when it did it was positive. First reported on Midwest a few hours ago, John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner has a piece online this evening (here) stating that a scan has confirmed Aidan suffered no ligament damage to his knee. There’ll be more on this story, no doubt, in the local papers tomorrow.
Regardless where you stand on the debate that’s been ebbing and flowing on here all week about where to play Aidan and whether or not it now makes sense to consider him as an impact sub, this evening’s news that he’s okay will be welcomed by Mayo fans everywhere. We’ve a big season of football ahead of us this year and we need our big men back for it. After this too-large scare, it’s great to know that Aidan will, once again, be fit and ready to do battle for his county.
PS: Colin Sheridan in today’s Irish Examiner nailed how many of us feel about Aidan and his outsized contribution to the cause down the years. You can read that here.
With the football returning soon, the Mayo GAA Lotto is worth a whirl. A jackpot prize of €10,100 is on offer in tonight’s draw and you can play the Lotto here.