Galvin returns to Limerick squad

Limerick’s veteran John Galvin has been included in Maurice Horan’s senior football panel for the McGrath Cup and National League.

The Croom midfielder hasn’t played a Championship game since 2010 after suffering a recurrence of a cruciate injury in last year’s league.

The original problem had ruled him out of the 2011 Championship.

For the second time in little over a year, he was forced to undergo surgery on his knee last June but is now expected to be fit for the county’s Division 3 campaign, which starts next month.

Fellow Croom man, and former dual player, Stephen Lucey is also named in the 34-man panelalongside the likes of Stephen Kelly, Seanie Buckley, Stephen Lavin, Johnny McCarthy and Ian Ryan.

Of the team that agonisingly lost to Kildare in last year’s fourth round qualifier in Portlaoise, defender John Riordan and midfielder Jim Donovan aren’t included.

Limerick open their McGrath Cup campaign at the quarter-final stage when they face Clare in Foynes on Sunday.

RTÉ silent on Horan’s claims

By John Fogarty

RTÉ have refused to comment officially on Mayo manager James Horan’s claims the national broadcasters’ coverage was biased towards Donegal in the lead-up to last September’s All-Ireland final.

As Horan didn’t specify any programme or individual, RTÉ declined to respond to his comments in yesterday’s Irish Examiner.

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