Ballintubber’s drive to secure a three-in-a-row of senior county club titles was dealt a bad blow at the weekend when Cillian O’Connor suffered a dislocated shoulder in a league match on Saturday. As well as being a personal setback for last year’s Young Footballer of the Year, it’s obviously very bad news for the county champions just a week ahead of their club championship semi-final against Crossmolina. That tie is down for decision at McHale Park next Sunday (throw-in 1.30pm) where it’s been paired with the other semi-final between Ballaghaderreen and Knockmore (throw-in 3pm).
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Jesus, poor fella. Sometimes it’s rains then pours.
Didn’t the Galway keeper get the same injury and played in the final yesterday?
Yep and couldn’t lift is arm over shoulder height, taken off at half time.
Might be no harm for COC to get a break. He is still very young. He has been playing pretty much non stop for club and county.
This is not good news, not least for Ballintubber. This is an injury which can recur especially if not given adequate recovery time. Each time it happens the shoulder joint becomes progressively weaker and the injury more likely to recur. The result can be forced early retirement. Hopefully Cillian will get the proper advice and will not be persuaded to return to playing too early. I’m absolutely amazed that the Galway keeper had the courage to play last Sunday. Had he taken a shoulder charge on the injured shoulder !!!!!