Dublin are sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of this Saturday’s Cadbury GAA Football Under 21 All-Ireland Championship final against Donegal, taking place in Breffni Park, Cavan.
Ted Furman and Lucan Sarsfields clubman David Quinn are both struggling with leg injuries and have been unable to take a full part in training since the semi-final victory over Roscommon, while team captain Jonny Cooper's recovery from a shoulder injury is also threatening his participation.
“We’ll train tonight so hopefully they will get through that OK and we will make an assessment first thing in the morning,” Dublin boss Jim Gavin said last night.
“We haven’t trained since last weekend, we gave them a bit of time off, so we’ll see how they are tonight.”
Cooper, the Dublin captain, jarred his shoulder after taking a knock in the win over the Rossies, but he is hopeful that he will be able to take his place at centre-back for the Dubs.
“It’s been touch and go over the last couple of days. I’m doing a lot of work on it at the moment and the physios and the medical team are trying to help me out in any way they can,” the DCU student told GAA.ie.
“We probably won’t know until later in the week how it is, but hopefully I will