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The Mayo News reports today (paper and digital versions) that Kevin Keane is back training with the senior squad ahead of the new season that’s now beginning to loom into view. The Westport defender tore his cruciate in the early stages of the Intermediate club All-Ireland final back in February and he’s been on the long and lonely rehab road ever since.
I remember him seeing him up in the stand at Pearse Stadium close to where we were sitting that day in June this year and you could see from his countenance then that he’d have given anything to be down on the pitch with the rest of the lads. But recovery from a cruciate tear takes the best part of a year and there was never any hope he’d be back sooner than this.
That report confirms Kevin is likely to feature at some stage in next month’s FBD League, which is great news both for the player himself – a man who has had precious little luck on the injury front during his inter-county career – and for supporters. Welcome back, big fella.
In other news, the GAA website has a feature piece (here) with Diarmuid O’Connor, who talks among other things about the upcoming Sigerson Cup campaign with DCU. You’ll be glad to know that Diarmuid confirms he’s had some time off to rest and recover after this year’s hectic inter-county season but you won’t be surprised either to learn that he’s once again chomping at the bit to get back into the fray.