You’ll no doubt have read by now that Aidan Kilcoyne’s football year is set to end on a fairly miserable note, with the Knockmore man having broken his collarbone for the second time in less than three months. The first break occurred back in August early in the second half of the All-Ireland quarter-final against Meath and his departure from the fray, as well as that of Aidan O’Shea not long after, was one of the reasons our 2009 championship run ended that afternoon. This latest break happened late last week while he was training with Knockmore ahead of the county final and, needless to say, Killer won’t now be playing any part in Sunday’s joust with Charlestown for the Moclair Cup.
That’ll be a real blow both for him and for Knockmore but Mayo supporters will also be worried about the assessment provided to the Mayo News by Knockmore manager Nigel Reape who said that he fears Aidan “may not play football again for a long time”. Given his championship form for the county this summer, where he finally began to deliver on the promise he’d shown back in 2006, this run of injuries is cruel luck on the talented Knockmore man so here’s hoping he’ll be back fully recovered in time for the serious stuff next year. Get well soon, Killer.