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Andy Moran is struggling with a hamstring injury - but Mayo say it's 'nothing major'

Andy Moran and five other Mayo panellists are injury concerns, but Barry Moran is back.

Andy Moran made a big impact when introduced against Roscommon in the provincial semis.
Andy Moran made a big impact when introduced against Roscommon in the provincial semis.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

MAYO FANS NEED not worry too much — Andy Moran’s hamstring injury is “nothing major,” according to a spokesman.

Moran missed last weekend’s league fixture for his club Ballaghaderreen and is likely to sit out the club championship again this weekend.

But the Mayo captain is on course to be fit and ready for the Connacht final next month.

Ballaghaderreen strolled past Ballintubber last weekend but Moran took no part, instead resting an old hamstring injury which flared up following the Connacht semi-final win over Roscommon a week earlier.

“We had club league last weekend and he didn’t play,” a county spokesman told TheScore.ie.

“It’s just an old hamstring injury that flared up after the Roscommon game. There’s club championship this weekend and he’s unlikely to feature in that.

It’s more of a precautionary measure but it’s unclear whether he’ll be back for the Connacht final. It is likely though as it’s not a major injury and it didn’t happen in the game — it just flared up afterwards.

James Horan introduces Andy Moran as a second half substitute Moran wasn't started against Roscommon. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The current senior captain was introduced for the last 26 minutes against Roscommon in the Connacht semi-final, scoring two crucial points.

Moran, 30, had been struggling to find his form after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in 2012 but according to Mayo GAA, this injury is in no way related.

He wasn’t the only Mayo panellist to sit out last weekend’s club league fixtures as Donal Vaughan, Tom Cunniffe, David Drake, David Clarke and Brendan Harrison all missed out.

“We had a full round of club league games and a couple of players sat out with small niggles, but again nothing major. We have club championship this weekend so hopefully the squad will all come through that too.

Ciaran Kilkenny and Barry Moran Ê Big Barry Moran is on his way back. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Meanwhile midfielder Barry Moran made his return after a couple of frustrating months with knee and ankle issues. He played for Castlebar Mitchells in their league game against Ballina last Saturday.

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