Hinphey set to return to Derry fold

July 03, 2008

Liam Hinphey
Derry's Liam Hinphey made a shock return to the playing field on Monday night when he lined-out for his club side St Canice's, Dungiven in their four-point victory over Bellaghy in the Derry county championship. The defender was expected to miss the rest of the Championship for the Oak Leafers after he had suffered a pelvic injury, but his rapid recovery will no doubt come as welcome new for Paddy Crozier ahead of the team's crunch All-Ireland qualifier with Monaghan on July 19. Other pluses for the Derry boss ahead of the clash are Barry McGoldrick, Joe O'Kane, John Deighan and James Conway, with the latter still making himself available to play despite getting married the Friday before the game. Michael McGoldrick has been ruled out of the meeting with the Farney men after tearing his hamstring and veteran defender Sean Marty Lockhart also remains a doubt as he is struggling to overcome a thigh muscle injury.


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