Keane blow for Mayo as defender is set to undergo scan on injured knee

Mayo defender Kevin Keane will have his knee injury assessed after suffering a blow to it during the opening stages of the Club All-Ireland IFC final for his club Westport.

The Connacht champions saw off St Colmcille’s of Meath in the decider, but they had to do it without Keane for the most part after the full-back was taken off only 10 minutes in due to the knee injury he sustained.

Westport manager Damien Loftus told the Western People that they are fearful that he could miss a chunk of Mayo’s league campaign, but they won’t know anything until he has a scan on that knee.

“We’re only guessing at this stage. It’s unfortunate for him because he was a major part of us getting here, to only last a few minutes. We wouldn’t be here without Kevin,” he said.

“But I’d have to say hats off to Brian O’Malley, who’s only 19 and is doing his Leaving Cert. He went in full back and he was just phenomenal in there. He looked like a seasoned pro, just absolutely incredible.”