MEATH SENIOR FOOTBALL manager Seamus McEnaney has revealed that defender Kevin Reilly will be sidelined for next weekend’s All-Ireland championship round four qualifier tie against Laois after going off injured during the first-half of yesterday’s Leinster final defeat to Dublin.
Reilly was withdrawn in the 24th minute as Eoghan Harrington came on as a replacement in the Meath defence with the Navan O’Mahony’s player having suffered a recurrence of the Achilles Tendon injury that prevented him from starting in the semi-final win over Kildare.
“Kevin Reilly will definitely be out for the Laois game,” admitted McEnaney. “He hurt his Achilles again. We have treated it very hard over the last four or five weeks to get him ready for today but unfortunately it didn’t last for him.”
Dublin also suffered an injury setback during the game with Alan Brogan coming off before half-time but there is hope that he will be fit in time for their All-Ireland quarter-final on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
“It’s a groin strain,” outlined Dublin boss Pat Gilroy. “He said he had a bit of niggle in it when he kicked a ball on Tuesday but he hadn’t felt anything since, but hopefully it’s not too bad.”