McWeeney Doubtful For Connacht Championship Opener

Leitrim captain Michael McWeeney is a doubt for their Connacht championship quarter-final on May 12th as he is suffering from whiplash.

Division four finalists Leitrim travel to Dr. Hyde Park to face Roscommon on May 12th after suffering whiplash while in action for his club St Mary’s Kiltoghert recently.

McWeeney has appealed for more protection for “targeted” county players when they return to club duty.

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McWeeney told the Irish Mirror, “We played a game (on Monday night) with Leitrim and half our team were missing because we got knocks. I’d like to see players get more protection.”

He said: “Not making a big deal out of it but when you go back you would prefer to have a bit of protection.

“I saw the Cavan manager saying it, how many players he is down. I see it every year when you go back, you are targeted straight away. I’d just like more protection, from my own point of view. It’s been a tough three or four weeks.

“It’s the exact same everywhere, you get looked after and even though I was full-back, it’s normally the forwards. You’re watching him go up the field, a collision, it’s in every county. Unfortunately, I got it this time.

“I played the whole League [with Leitrim], then play two [club] games, miss the other two and you hear the few queries coming back about it.

“You’ll get those things, a county player back and he won’t play, not interested in the club. I just laugh at that stuff.”