Fingers crossed for Limerick footballers

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

MIDFIELDER Jim O’Donovan is the only Limerick football injury concern ahead of the Munster senior football semi-final against Clare.

MIDFIELDER Jim O’Donovan is the only Limerick football injury concern ahead of the Munster senior football semi-final against Clare.

That is of course ahead of the club hurling championship this weekend, where Stephen Lavin, Stephen Lucey, John Cooke, Lorcan O’Dwyer, Ger Collins, John Riordan and Stephen Kelly could all be in action.

The provincial clash takes place in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday June 9 at 7.30.

O’Donovan missed the quarter-final clash over Waterford with a groin injury and is yet to return to full training.

He joins fellow midfielder John Galvin on the injured list.

Galvin still hasn’t opted to go for his cruciate ligament operation but hasn’t trained with Limerick since the recurrance of the injury at the end of the league.

While their are still lingering hopes that Galvin could still play a role this season, he won’t be involved against Clare, who are of course managed by Monaleen mentor Micheal McDermott.

Limerick will finalise their preparations this Sunday and again next Wednesday night as they bid to reach the July 8 Munster final.