UNDER WRAPS Conor Mortimer is pictured with Shrule/Glencorrib footballer David ‘Roundy’ Geraghty after last Saturday’s Mayo Intermediate FC semi-final against Westport. Pic: Michael McLaughlin
FORMER Mayo forward Conor Mortimer could play some part in tomorrow evening’s (Wednesday’s) County Intermediate club football semi-final replay for Shrule/Glencorrib against Westport in Castlebar at 8pm.
The Mayo News has learned that Mortimer, who transferred to Parnells GAA club in Dublin exactly five years ago, has switched allegiances back to his home club.
His transfer paperwork had not been submitted to GAA authorities in time for the former All Star attacker to line out for Shrule/Glencorrib in last Saturday’s drawn Intermediate championship semi-final.
The 34 year-old did attend the match against Westport in Ballinrobe but was not ‘togged out’.
However, Mortimer’s transfer has now been processed and he will be eligible to line out for Shrule/Glencorrib again in tomorrow evening’s eagerly-awaited replay.
The availability of Mayo’s all-time leading scorer for his native club would be a huge boost for Shrule/Glencorrib manager Jarlath Jennings and his squad.
Meanwhile, Mortimer’s older brother, Trevor, is also expected to be among the Shrule/Glencorrib substitutes tomorrow evening.
The former Mayo captain has been part of Jennings’ squad in recent weeks after returning to live in the Shrule area earlier this summer.
However, the 37 year-old was out of the country for last Saturday’s clash with Westport.