Boost for Mayo as Durcan takes full part in squad encounter

Mayo's hopes for the forthcoming senior football championship qualifiers have received a major boost with the news Paddy Durcan is back in action.

The Connaught Telegraph has learned Castlebar Mitchels man took a full part in an A versus B game held by the Mayo senior football squad in Castlebar over the weekend.

It is now widely expected that Durcan, who didn’t play against Galway in the Connacht SFC quarterfinal, will be back to full fitness for the upcoming championship qualifiers.

With regard to the other three major injury doubts - Rob Hennelly (recovering from keyhole knee surgery), Oisin Mullin (hamstring) and Jordan Flynn (ankle) - it will be much closer to Mayo’s qualifier game before a definite decision will be able to be made on their ability to play.