DAVY McLaughlin, the Donegal ladies team manager, is upbeat about Geraldine McLaughlin’s chances of lining out against Armagh in Saturday-week’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Armagh.
The Termon sharp-shooter (pictured above), who scored 2-7 in last month’s 2-12 to 1-10 Ulster final win over Monaghan, sustained a knee injury on Sunday while playing for her club, Termon.
In the opening minute of the second half in the Donegal senior ladies semi-final against St Eunan’s, the ace forward went down awkwardly, landing on her knee.
While there had been concerns that the injury would prevent her from lining out against Armagh in Clones, those fears have been quelled somewhat by Davy McLaughlin.
The manager said: “She feels grand in herself and no-one knows their own body better than the individual.
“There was a bit of concern, but you take these things with a pinch of salt too.
“Time will tell, but we’re optimistic at this stage that we’ll have a full deck.
“Everyone else is coming along leaps and bounds in terms of knocks from the Ulster final. The fact that we have four weeks between the games is great.”
McLaughlin did not take an active part in training at the Donegal GAA Training Centre in Convoy tonight.
Karen Guthrie missed three months of action before returning for a late cameo against Monaghan.
The Glenfin woman has played twice for her club and also played 30 minutes of an in-house game with the county since the Ulster final, meaning she is now in the frame for a place in the starting XV.
Deirdre Foley has shaken off a knee injury, but Bridgeen Gallagher has left the panel having left for Abu Dhabi today.