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Walshe targetting Fermanagh return

By Niall McCoy

MONAGHAN defender Colin Walshe is hopeful of being fit for the side’s Ulster Championship clash with Fermanagh on July 3.

The tenacious Doohamlet corner-back tore a tendon in his calf back in March and missed the entirety of the side’s Division One North campaign, including their dramatic relegation play-off victory over Galway on Sunday past.

Walshe has returned to full training recently with an eye on that Clones clash and while he has been moving freely, his main concern at present is getting as sharp as possible for the Erne county challenge.

Kieran Hughes is another concern for manager Seamus McEnaney with the player missing the Galway match. The Scotstown man has been hampered by a few knocks while he also missed the Donegal game through suspension.

The comabitive Andrew Woods had to be replaced after just 11 minutes against Galway while Drew Wylie took part in the full warm-up on Sunday, although he wasn’t used.

McEnaney’s 12-week suspension for breaking Covid-19 training restrictions will not be completed by the time the match takes place, so David McCague will remain in charge on the sideline.

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