Double injury blow for Charlestown

Charlestown Sarsfields will definitely be without inspirational midfielder David Tiernan for their Connacht club final showdown with Galway’s Corofin this weekend.  As the Mayo News revealed the other day, a story repeated in today’s Indo, Ginger fractured a bone in his ankle during Charlestown’s Connacht semi-final win over Castlerea and so he’s definitely out of Sunday’s decider.  Richard Haran broke a bone in his hand in the same match and so is rated as extremely doubtful for the final but he hasn’t given up hope yet of playing some part in the game.  On the credit side, goalkeeper John Casey – who also got crocked against Castlerea – should be okay to line out on Sunday.

If you were to pick two players that Charlestown simply couldn’t do without then Tiernan and Haran would be top of the list.  Ginger was MOTM in the county final against Knockmore and Richie was Sarsfields’ top scorer that day.  It’s safe enough to conclude that had they been missing for that one, Charlestown wouldn’t have won the county title and it’s hard to see them toppling the defending Connacht champions if both players are missing the next day.  Mind you, as that Indo report also points out, Corofin aren’t without their own injury problems, with county player Kieran Fitzgerald and Michael Comer definitely sidelined while their top scorer Alan O’Connor is also doubtful.

2 thoughts on “Double injury blow for Charlestown

  1. A more worrying story is also in this weeks Mayo News and its of Aiden O Shea going to Australia inside the next few weeks for trials with a couple of clubs out there. He puts a gloss on it that he’s just having a look around and that he is commited to Mayo next year. Still if a young man gets a good offer, especially in this climate of job uncertainty he might be strongly tempted . I believe that if O Shea shows he has got what the Aussies require , he will do a Pierce Hanley on it.

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