GAA Football

Injury blow for Tyrone GAA goalkeeper Niall Morgan

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan seems set to miss the Division Two Final and is a doubt for the start of the Championship.
Picture by Seamus Loughran
Staff reporter

TYRONE have been dealt a blow ahead of their National Football League Division Two Final against Cavan on Sunday April 24 with the news that goalkeeper Niall Morgan has been ruled out through injury.

The Red Hands' first choice 'keeper in recent seasons must also be a serious doubt for the Ulster SFC quarter-final away to neighbours Derry in Celtic Park on May 22.

Morgan broke a bone in his hand while playing for his club Edendork in the opening round of league fixtures in the O'Neill County at the weekend. He plays out the field for the St Malachy's and actually top scored with seven points despite sustaining the injury early on as they won away to Strabane Sigerson's.

However, after the game he had an X-ray at Omagh Hospital where the break was confirmed and it is believed that he could have his hand in a plaster cast for up to six weeks. Manager Mickey Harte has rotated 'keepers Morgan and Mickey O'Neill of Clonoe throughout this year and Morgan was set to feature in the League decider.

Morgan's Edendork and Tyrone team-mate Darren McCurry had to pull up at county training on Thursday night with an ankle injury but despite missing his club's game at the weekend his injury is believed to be not as bad as first feared.

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