Keane setback for Limerick

THERE was no Christmas cheer for two Limerick footballers in a pre-season challenge against Cork IT at Newcastle West yesterday.

Former hurling star Mark Keane, making his debut for Liam Kearns’ side, suffered a broken jaw during the match and was taken to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital where it is understood he is to have an operation this morning. Keane had fallen out of favour with the former hurling management and had decided to throw in his lot with the footballers in 2004.

Meanwhile, regular net minder Séamus O’Donnell suffered a broken nose in another freak accident in the same match. Cork IT were winners against an experimental Limerick by 2-11 to 2-8 and the home side included Owen Keating, who had just travelled down from Derry where he had assisted Limerick in their relegation/promotion clash against Derry City at the Brandywell.

Dominic Corrigan has quit as Fermanagh manager.

The move is surprising when one recalls that Fermanagh reached the semi-final of the NFL and then the quarter final of the All-Ireland championship.

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