KILLYCLOGHER have received a big boost ahead of the County Final on Sunday week with the news that Tyrone star, Mark Bradley, is expected to be fit to line out for them in the O’Neill Cup showdown against Coalisland.
He sustained an injury to his mouth and nose as the St Mary’s defeated Ardboe in last weekend’s semi-final. But team manager, Dominic Corrigan is optimistic about his chances of returning to the starting fifteen as they aim for a second county title in three years.
Speaking last night, he said that they would be relieved to have him available for selection. The Fermanagh man is also hoping that Martin Swift, who captained them in the 2016 final win over the Fianna, will also be fit.
“Mark is good to go, he will be okay. He got a back knock, but thankfully there were no breaks and we’re just relieved to have him,” said Corrigan.
“It would have been an awful shame if a player like Mark Bradley had to miss out on a championship final because of that. He got a facial injury, and a bang on the head, so we weren’t prepared to take any more chances with him.
“He’s doing a PGSE in England at the minute an we haven’t seen that much of him in the last six weeks.”
An All-Ireland U-21 winner with Tyrone in 2015, Mark Bradley was the star man when Killyclogher comprehensively defeated Coalisland in the final two years ago.