Royal County manager Séamus McEnaney has said he won’t risk star man Graham Reilly ahead of his side’s clash with Kildare at Páirc Tailteann on Saturday. The St. Colmcille’s clubman is suffering from a sprained ankle whilst there are also doubts over Joe Sheridan and Kevin Reilly.
“Any substantial injury at this time of the year could see a player missing two League games, so you have to manage them very carefully,” said the Meath boss.
Kildare have lost their opening two League (Division Two) games to Monaghan and Tyrone, whilst Meath have won their open two ties, including a one point (0-18 to 0-17) win over Kerry. The two sides met three times last year however and
Kildare won all three tussles so boss McEnaney is wary:
“Kildare played us three times last year and won all three. I think they’ve won the last five meetings between the counties, but what’s done is done and there’s no way that should have any influence on this game.
There’s a traditional rivalry between the counties and even though it’s still very early in the season, this is always seen as a big game,” – said the Monaghan native who is in his third season in charge of his adopted county.