Mulholland welcomes stars back to Galway panel

Updated: May 11, 2012

Galway football manager Alan Mulholland has said he expects to have Padraic Joyce, Michael Meehan and Seán Armstrong available for their Connacht Championship opener against Roscommon at Dr. Hyde Park on 20th May.

The three forwards are all recovering from injury lay-offs at the moment, but Mulholland says he’s hopeful that all three will be fit enough for selection for the game against Roscommon.

Meanwhile, Mulholland’s family bookmaking firm has installed Mayo as firm favourites to win this year’s Connacht SFC.

John Mulholland Bookmakers in Galway has made the reigning champions 8-13 favourites, with Galway priced at 5/2, followed by Roscommon at 9/1 and Sligo at 10/1, with Leitrim and London as rank outsiders.

Alan, who runs the family business with his brother Eddie and father John, said in the Irish Daily Mail:  ”Eddie is doing the pricing for the Connacht championship so maybe I’m not telling him everything!

“I’m leaving it to Eddie to make the call and we will see what way it tumbles.”

The firm has, however, made the Tribesmen strong favourites to beat Roscommon in Sunday week’s Connacht SFC opener at Hyde Park. The maroons are priced at 1/2 while Roscommon are 2/1.

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