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Blow for Galway as key man Conroy suffers nasty double leg-break in Kerry win

Galway manager Kevin Walsh confirmed the news after the game.

GALWAY RECORDED A Super 8s opener win over Kerry in Croke Park today, but were dealt a major blow in the first half with the loss of experienced midfielder Paul Conroy.

Damien Comer checks on the injured Paul Conroy Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The St James’ star suffered a horror double leg-break around the 20-minute mark and was taken off the field via ambulance truck after receiving treatment from the medical team.

There was a lengthy delay to play, leaving players, management and fans alike concerned around the ground.

Conroy went down after a collision with Kenmare Shamrocks youngster Seán O’Shea, with both players going for the ball and the damage done accidentally.

Galway manager Kevin Walsh confirmed the extent of Conroy’s injury to the media afterwards.

Before that, he spoke to RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey, saying: “Paul is a massive warrior for us, he’s tough. We’ll just have to look after him and keep our thoughts with him.”

The Tribesmen’s win today came as their first championship victory over the Kingdom in 53 years. They face a trip to Newbridge next weekend with Kildare posing as the next challenge.

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