STILL GOING STRONG Mayo’s Andy Moran holds off Limerick’s Sean O’Dea, left, and Paul Maher during Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Pic: Sportsfile
Mayo will take on Tipperary in the second round of the All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers on Saturday week next, June 23, at Semple Stadium in Thurles at 5pm.
As reported in last week’s Mayo News, Brendan Harrison (knee) and Donie Vaughan (groin) both sat out last weekend’s comprehensive win over Limerick in Round One.
Barry Moran (Achilles) and Neil Douglas (hamstring) were also ruled out due to injuries.
The Mayo News understands that Harrison is unlikely to be fit to face Tipperary in less than two weeks’ time after undergoing keyhole surgery on his injured knee last week.
Mayo manager Stephen Rochford said that he expected Vaughan, Moran and Douglas to have recovered in time for the repeat of the 2016 All-Ireland semi-final.
Mayo are not believed to have picked up any fresh injuries during the course of last Saturday’s game in Limerick with both Eoin O’Donoghue and Cian Hanley understood to have been replaced due to cramping issues brought on by the extremely hard ground and warm conditions.
Saturday week’s clash in Thurles will be the first championship match that a Mayo senior team has ever played at the Tipperary venue.
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.