The Independent.ie’s Ger Kerville has reported that Mayo corner-forward Cillian O’Connor is in ‘major’ doubt to start Saturday’s All-Ireland final replay with Dublin, despite news reports on Friday suggesting that the Castlebar native had been given the all-clear by medical staff to start in the replay.
O’Connor’s 77th minute equalising point in the first final ensured that Mayo would have another chance at ending their 65 year All-Ireland drought this weekend, but Mayo manager Stephen Rochford may now be without his star forward after independent sources suggested O’Connor is now in major doubt to start.
Kerville also suggested that 2013 Footballer of the Year Michael Darragh MacAuley could be set to start from the bench on Saturday, with Paddy Andrews reportedly set to move into the half forward line with Paul Flynn potentially dropping back into the midfield to partner Brian Fenton.
In other team news, Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke may also be set to start from the bench with reports emanating from Mayo that substitute goalkeeper Rob Hennelly could start in goal instead.
Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena
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