Clare likely to lose Shane O'Donnell for 2019; Keegan to miss Mayo Championship opener

Clare likely to lose Shane O'Donnell for 2019; Keegan to miss Mayo Championship opener
Shane O'Donnell

Clare's hurlers look likely to lose forward Shane O'Donnell for the 2019 season.

The 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final hero has received a Fulbright scholarship to study at Harvard from next September.

He recently completed a degree in genetics in UCC.

The Fulbright scholarship scheme facilitates students from around the world to study in America and for Americans to pursue their studies in other countries.

Meanwhile, Mayo will be without former Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan for their Connacht Senior Football quarter-final against rivals Galway.

The defender is set for two months on the sidelines after suffering a dislocated shoulder in their loss to Tyrone.

Lee Keegan
Lee Keegan

Star forward Cillian O'Connor will also miss this weekend's bottom-of-the-table Division One League clash with Donegal with a hamstring tear but it's understood he'll be back for the Galway match.

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

DJ Carey confirmed as selector in Kilkenny set-up for Brian Cody's 22nd year in chargeDJ Carey confirmed as selector in Kilkenny set-up for Brian Cody's 22nd year in charge

Forde and Larkin turn down Galway hurling management jobForde and Larkin turn down Galway hurling management job

Roscommon GAA appoints Aidan Brady as first Commercial DirectorRoscommon GAA appoints Aidan Brady as first Commercial Director

Two awaiting surgery following Wicklow GAA team's horror fallTwo awaiting surgery following Wicklow GAA team's horror fall


More in this Section

Republic of Ireland have moved on from heavy Denmark defeat – Shane DuffyRepublic of Ireland have moved on from heavy Denmark defeat – Shane Duffy

'Yet again, Ireland’s hero' - Darren Randolph stands out despite disappointing defeat in Geneva'Yet again, Ireland’s hero' - Darren Randolph stands out despite disappointing defeat in Geneva

A closer look at the Republic of Ireland’s past meetings with DenmarkA closer look at the Republic of Ireland’s past meetings with Denmark

Cheslin Kolbe: Dynamite comes in small packagesCheslin Kolbe: Dynamite comes in small packages


Lifestyle

Can you imagine Spanish churros, Moroccan tagines or even Christmas cakes without its fragrant taste?MIchelle Darmody: Warm smells of cinnamon

Rachel Howard visits the South Moravia region to sample this eastern European country’s finest tipples.They’re big on beer but could the Czech Republic be raising a glass to wine tourism too?

Lisa Salmon catches up with a cardiologist, who explains how a patient’s own stem cells can repair damage from heart disease and heart failure.How stem cells are mending broken hearts

Hannah Stephenson discovers America’s dark past and Martin Luther King’s vision for its future by following the civil rights trail.Charting America’s path to freedom on a road trip through the Deep South

More From The Irish Examiner