If Andy Moran does, as expected, become the first Mayo player since 2006 to win an All-Star when this year’s awards are announced next month, it now seems certain that he’ll have to accept the gong on crutches as it’s been confirmed that he broke the fibula (which is here) in his left leg at the weekend while taking part in training for the upcoming International Rules series. While this is yet another reason to hate this bastardised makey-uppey compromise rules nonsense, it is more importantly also a case of desperate bad luck for our standout player in 2011.
It’s, I guess, some comfort (though I suspect not to Andy himself) that this accident has occurred at a time when the inter-county scene is about to go into cold storage for several months and so there’s every likelihood to believe that he will hit his own deadline of being back in action for the first round of next year’s NFL. From what I’m hearing, there’s nothing uncomplicated about the break, which should aid his recovery still further. Best of luck with the recuperation, Andy, and thanks again for all those stirring performances this year.