GAA: Brannigan emerges as doubt for Galway opener
Last Updated: 23/04/18 6:06pm
Reports suggest the star forward could be a doubt for the summer opener...
Galway are sweating over the fitness of Éamonn Brannigan ahead of their Championship opener against Mayo.
The Tribesmen take on their great rivals in Castlebar in the Connacht Senior Football Championship quarter-final, and the stakes are high. The winners will be heavily fancied to claim the provincial title, while the losers face into the choppy waters of the qualifiers.
According to a report on HoganStand, Brannigan is facing a race to recover in time for the Championship opener, after sustaining an injury while playing for his club St Michael's.
Brannigan was one of the star players for the Tribesmen throughout the League, as they embarked on an unlikely unbeaten run to top the Division 1 table, before going down to Dublin in the final.
There is justified hype building around the men in maroon, but Kevin Walsh's charges will know that it's all for nothing if they lose to Mayo next month.
Brannigan's stock rose throughout the Spring, particularly after his role in the win over Kerry in Tralee, as he scored 1-03 from play.
Walsh will be hoping the forward makes a full recovery in time for the Castlebar showdown.