Armstrong back for Galway

Galway manager Joe Kernan has been boosted with the news that attacker Sean Armstrong has made a return to full fitness, ahead of his side's Connacht SFC semi-final against either Mayo or Sligo next month.

Galway manager Joe Kernan has been boosted with the news that attacker Sean Armstrong has made a return to full fitness, ahead of his side's Connacht SFC semi-final against either Mayo or Sligo next month.

Armstrong returned to action for Salthill-Knocknacarra in their 1-7 to 0-7 defeat of Claregalway in the Galway SFC on Sunday last.

The talented forward has been out of action since he tore his hamstring in the Allianz GAA Football National League Division 1 defeat to Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn on March 6.

He missed Galway’s Connacht opener against New York, but should be available for the provincial semi-final clash on June 27.

“He played club championship at the weekend and I presume he came through it unscathed. I didn’t hear any more,” his Galway team-mate Joe Bergin said at the launch of Ulster Bank’s GAA Rivals campaign in Croke Park on Monday.

“It’s good to have Seanie back, he’s a very good player. We missed him there for the last couple of league games, and as I said it’s important to have all your main boys back for the Championship.”

Meanwhile, Bergin said he was confident that Michael Meehan will be fit for the vital Connacht clash in six weeks’ time.

Meehan has been sidelined since March after he sustained a small tear to the medial ligament in his knee during the league clash with Kerry.

The Caltra man, who was named Galway captain at the start of the month, missed the narrow win over New York, but is close to making a full recovery.

“As far as I know, Michael is not too far away, and as I said we need all these guys on board – Seanie and Mikey,” Bergin added.

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