The Mayo News is reporting that three key members of the Mayo minor team – goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann, full-back Keith Rogers and full-forward Cillian O’Connor – are battling to be fit for the All-Ireland final on Sunday week. Schlingermann damaged ankle ligaments playing for Kiltimagh in an U21 championship match a week ago (was it really necessary for Kiltimagh to field the county’s minor goalkeeper in an U21 match in the run-up to an All-Ireland final?), Rogers picked up a knock on his knee during the warm-up ahead of the semi-final against Down and hasn’t trained with the team since while O’Connor got “a bang to his leg” playing for Ballintubber against Castlebar Mitchels in the West Mayo minor final last Friday evening (well, at least that match was a minor one).
Of the three, O’Connor’s injury seems to be of least concern to Ray Dempsey and his backroom team but hopefully all three will have recovered in time to take their places in the starting team for the final. Let’s also hope that none of the minor panel will be appearing in any more club games this side of the 20th.
5 thoughts on “Three injury worries ahead of minor decider”
Ligaments ?? ah jaysis lads disaster for Schlingermann.. Could they not have kept the fella in cotton wool for the next 2 weeks..
we still have an execellent sub, connor campbell.
Interesting to note that Tipp County Board are considering putting forward a motion on the use of Technology. I wonder will our spineless county board have anything to say on the matter?
Considering their silence after the Meath game I dont hold out much hope.
I’m not sure the County Board have much to answer on this one, Mayoabu – Johnno said his piece about the reffing afterwards and I don’t think much more could have been said in public without risking accusations of “Mayo whinging”. In light of all that happened in the Meath game, though, I’d expect unanimous support from them about the use of technology in future matches!
umpires who werent in the age bracket of chinese political leaders would be just as good as technology…