Fiontan O Curraoin has been a key player for Galway.

Fiontan O Curraoin has been a key player for Galway.

O'Curraoin blow for Galway

By Cian O'Connell

At Wednesday’s Connacht Senior Football Championship launch Galway manager Kevin Walsh confirmed that Fiontan O’Curraoin ‘will be taking a month out’ from the inter-county set up.

Midfielder O’Curraoin, who won All Ireland under 21 medals in 2011 and 2013, is an experienced member of the Galway panel.

When asked about Galway’s current injury list Walsh replied.  “Cathal Sweeeney is definitely under pressure.  He hurt his shoulder a couple of weeks ago in a club game. 

“Fiontan O'Curraoin is finding it hard to shrug off a groin strain that bothered him right through the league so he is taking a few weeks out now to see how it goes.

“He was supposed to be playing in Cavan, but he came off in the game before it.  There is lots of stuff going on with that groin injury so he is just looking at things to try to get a strategy to clear things up.  At the minute he will be taking a month out.”

It is a blow for Galway, who face the winners of London and Mayo in a provincial semi-final clash on Saturday June 18.