“Middle of the field, we were cleaned out, albeit Brendan Herron was a big loss to us. Basically, we were just cleaned out all over the pitch for the first 35 minutes.”
BRIAN Murphy is expected to get the nod at full-back in place of the injured Eoin Cadogan when Cork meet Galway in Sunday night’s NHL final in Thurles. Galway’s only injury worry concerns forward Niall Healy . . .
MICK O’Dwyer has backed his native Kerry to win this year’s All-Ireland football championship. “I think one team can do it -- Kerry,” said O’Dwyer . . .
TYRONE defender Ryan McMenamin has suffered another ankle injury on club duty, but fellow veteran Brian Dooher has returned to training with the county squad . . .
BERNARD Brogan is a major doubt for Dublin’s Leinster Championship opener against Wexford in June after picking up a knee injury on club duty over the weekend . . .
KERRY defender Tomas O Se is to undergo a scan on a knee injury picked up while playing for his club An Ghaeltacht last Saturday night . . .
MICK Foley has resumed training with the Kildare football squad, but Kevin O’Neill has reportedly quit ahead of the Leinster SFC campaign . . .
PADDY McGrath is a fitness worry for Donegal ahead of their All-Ireland under-21 FC final date with Dublin in Cavan this Saturday . . .
PAT Flanagan has been appointed manager of the Westmeath senior football team until the end of the season . . .
FORMER Dublin midfielder Ciaran Whelan has again refuted all talk of a return to inter-county football.