Mayo down four for start of Allianz League

January 08, 2018

Mayo's Seamus O'Shea.
©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Mayo will be without four key players for the early rounds of the upcoming Allianz Football League.

Manager Stephen Rochford confirmed after yesterday's postponed Connacht FBD League game against Galway in Castlebar that Seamus O'Shea, Donal Vaughan and Chris Barrett will miss much of the campaign, while he doesn't expect Lee Keegan to be available until the championship.

Former Footballer of the Year Keegan and Barrett are recovering from hip and knee injuries respectively, while O'Shea and Vaughan are injured.

"We will be without Seamie O'Shea with a knee injury for the vast majority if not all the League," Rochford is quoted as saying in the Irish Independent.

"Donal Vaughan has got a problem that will reduce his participation and he will probably not play in it.

"Chris Barrett picked up an injury coming off the international Rules which will keep him out for at least the first four games."

Commenting on Keegan's recovery from surgery, Rochford added: "He is making good progress. He is abroad at the moment and we will assess him when he comes back, but at the moment we are planning that he won't be available for the League."

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