Diarmuid O'Connor

  • Mayo manager James Horan has hinted at the return of both Diarmuid O’Connor and Matthew Ruane from injury before the end of the Super 8's.

    Speaking after their round 4 qualifier win over Galway, Horan said that the two-time young footballer-of-the-year is in contention to return to play in the round-robin competition, after previously suffering a wrist injury in training.

    The Mayo boss also said that Breaffy midfielder Matthew Ruane was recovering well from his collarbone injury and could also feature for Mayo in the latter stages of the Super 8s.

    Mayo captain Paddy Durcan was substituted in the three-point victory over the Tribesmen in Limerick, but Horan said it was too early to know the extent of the injury to the Castlebar Mitchel’s man.

    Mayo will now face Kerry in Killarney next Sunday at 4pm in the first round of the Super 8's, with live coverage on Midwest Radio.

  • Diarmuid O’Connor will be the Mayo captain for the 2019 season.

    The news was confirmed last night by Mayo GAA.

    The two-time Young Footballer of the year made his championship debut for Mayo against New York in 2014.

    Paddy Durcan has been named as vice-captain.

  • Diarmuid O'Connor will miss Mayo's All-Ireland Football Qualifier against Armagh on Saturday evening. 

    Midwest Sport learned early this morning that Diarmuid sustained an injury to his wrist in training last night. 

    The following statement has been issued this morning by the Mayo County Board: 

    'The Mayo Senor squad are continuing their preparations for Saturday's qualifier game with Armagh in Elverys MacHale Park. The latest injury news on the squad is as follows: Donal Vaughan, Seamus O'Shea, James Carr and Ger Cafferkey all participated fully in last night's session following recent injuries and all are in contention for selection this weekend. Diarmuid O'Connor suffered a wrist injury in training last night. He was immediately assessed by our medical team and will undergo further examination later this week when the full extent of the injury will be confirmed.'

    It is the second big injury blow to Mayo in as many weeks, with midfielder Matthew Ruane breaking his collarbone in recent weeks. 

  • It is confirmed that Jason Doherty suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury after the Donegal game..

    Doherty featured in every championship game in 2019 and will be a big loss as James Horan and his team prepare for the Dublin game this Saturday

    Mayo GAA confirmed that Doherty will be out until the middle of next season recovering from his injury.

    Meanwhile James Horan looks to have a full complement of players to pick from for the All-Ireland semi-final.

    Tom Parsons made a return to the match day 26 against Donegal and Horan expects Diarmuid O’Connor to be fit for the last four encounter.

  • Mayo will likely be without yet another player for Sunday's Super-8s meeting with Kerry.

    The Connaught Telegraph reports that wing-back Paddy Durcan is the latest to succumb to injury.

    His place is set to go to Donal Vaughan, but leaves Mayo without Durcan, Diarmuid O'Connor and Matthew Ruane for the game in Killarney.

    Throw-in for the match is at 4 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live coverage of the game on Midwest Radio Sport with Michael D. McAndrew and Martin Carney, with thanks to JJ Burke Carsales Ballinrobe.