McGrath ruled out of quarterfinal clash

December 08, 2017

Corofin's Ciaran McGrath celebrates.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

Corofin will have to plan for their All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final without influential defender Ciaran McGrath.

The Galway and Connacht champions travel to London this weekend to take on their senior champions Fulham Irish at McGovern Park on Sunday afternoon (1pm).

However, they must do so without the experienced McGrath who is ruled out through injury, but the Galway side should have enough strength in depth to see off the challenge of the London champions.

McGrath suffered a knee injury during the Connacht final and is set to be out of action until the New Year, but he should be available for an All-Ireland club SFC semi-final if Corofin win at the weekend.

Manager Kevin O'Brien will also be unable to call on dual-star Daithi Burke as he has opted instead to travel to Singapore for this year's All-Star hurling tour.

Corofin are 1/20 favourites to see off the challenge of a Fulham Gaels side that are managed by former Down All-Ireland winner Greg McCartan.

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