WHILE Andy Moran and Alan Dillon are on the verge of returning to the Mayo senior team, they are unlikely to play any part in Sunday’s Connaught championship quarterfinal against Galway at Salthill.
Both players have been training regularly with the squad but the belief is that Mayo manager James Horan won’t gamble with Moran in particular when he sits down to name his team today (Tuesday).
The Ballaghaderreen man, who was team captain last year before he damaged a cruciate in the All-Ireland quarterfinal against Down, has been nine months without a competitive game but he has been training regularly and is likely to make an appearance against Roscommon should Mayo beat Galway.
A return on Sunday may also be too early for Alan Dillon and a risk too great as the Ballintubber man has been in and out of his club team and is making slow but steady progress.
“Alan still has a bit of a niggle but Andy is going well in training and we will see how things develop over the week,” said the manager.