Photo: Connacht GAA
Connacht GAA announced earlier on that the Provincial CCC is set to meet tomorrow night (Wednesday) where the venue for this year’s Connacht final will be decided. I’ve no idea which way that decision will go, I must admit, but at least we’ll all know for certain soon enough and can start planning accordingly.
We can also start turning our thoughts back to the game itself. The Mayo News reports today that we’ve a number of players nursing injuries at the minute. Chief amongst those afflicted is Diarmuid O’Connor who has a reported fractured bone in his hand. He’s got to be a doubt for the Connacht final on this basis, though I guess it depends on which bone it is and how long it takes to heal itself.
Others who sat out their respective club championship matches last weekend due to injury were Cillian O’Connor (though that report linked above suggests that Cillian might line out for Tubber this coming weekend), Alan Dillon, Andy Moran, Tom Cunniffe and Kevin Keane. All of these injuries would appear to be of the minor variety – in Cillian’s case it looks as if his absence last weekend was precautionary as his knee rehab continues – and I doubt if any of them are at any risk of missing the Connacht decider.
There is, of course, one more round of club championship matches to come this weekend so best continue to keep the fingers crossed that all of the county squad come through this okay. Once this round is done, then I think the club action heads for the deep freeze until after our inter-county season is over (hopefully in late September).
Finally, while you’re waiting round to hear about where the Connacht final is likely to be held, you might want to think about sorting out your wardrobe for the day. If so, you’ll be glad to know that O’Neill’s have updated their stock of official licensed merchandise and even my colour-blind eyes can see that this clobber comes in several different colours and designs. Full details here.