No injury concerns for Roscommon
By Cian O'Connell
Manager Anthony Cunningham has confirmed that Roscommon have no injury concerns ahead of the Connacht SFC Final against Galway.
The June 15 encounter at Pearse Stadium promises to be interesting with Enda Smith fully fit following a fractured finger.
Roscommon captain Smith featured as a substitute in the dramatic win over Mayo and is ready for action.
“Yeah he’s back there the same as anybody else, fighting for a place," Cunningham stated at a press briefing at Dr Hyde Park on Tuesday evening.
“He got a fracture on the base of his index finger. He actually played a bit for a night or two after that and didn’t realise that it was as bad. You’d want a degree in medicine now nearly at this stage.
"So the first MRI scan didn’t pick up the fracture, it was still sore. The second MRI scan needed a dye, sometimes you have to inject the hand or the bone in dye and that showed up a small fracture there. He lost out on a week or two and wasn’t able to have full force."
Cunningham feels that Smith's availability is a boost for Roscommon centrefield options.
“Yeah, as I said, Mayo push up as Galway push up on kickouts," Cunningham added.
"That’s a skill that you don’t learn overnight. You take Mayo, they’re eight or 10 years at it now and have that perfected. They’re probably second to Dublin or maybe even ahead of Dublin in doing that.
"Galway are very similar and when you’ve a younger team that takes time and effort, but we’re getting there."