It wasn’t just our unbeaten record in 2010 that we lost yesterday: Johnno has confirmed – to Keith Duggan in the Times – that the injury suffered to Peadar Gardiner is a broken elbow and that the Crossmolina man now faces three months on the sidelines. This means that not only will he miss all of our remaining league matches, he’s also unlikely to be back in time for our championship opener with Sligo in early June. Peadar lasted less than ten minutes yesterday and the damage was done when he took a tumble onto the granite-like surface. As the photo shows, he was in obvious pain as he made his way off.
It states in the Indo match report that Ronan’s injury is a hamstring one and I guess that could mean we’ll be without him for three or four weeks as well. I’d say it’s doubtful enough that he’ll be fit for the Derry or Kerry games but hopefully we’ll have him back to face Monaghan.
While we’re on the topic of match reports, aside from those ones in the Times and the Indo, there are others in the Mayo Advertiser, Hogan Stand, Gaelic Rising and on the RTÉ website. TIALTNGO also has some thoughts on how and why we allowed the Dubs to mug us. Speaking of mugs, I could do with a rather large one filled with coffee right now before I face this mountain of work that’s in front of me. Aren’t Mondays just great?