Letterkenny Rovers manager Eamon McConigley is sweating on injuries to a number of key personnel ahead of Sunday’s FAI Intermediate Cup semi-final replay against Firhouse Clover.
McConigley is keeping his fingers crossed on the availability of Conor Tourish, David Shovlin and Ryan Gildea.
Tourish sat out Monday’s 1-0 League loss to Cockhill Celtic with a hamstring injury, while Gildea withdrew due to a groin injury and Shovlin picked up a knock to his ankle.
Paul McVeigh is a definite absentee for Rovers following his early departure from an injury in the 0-0 draw with Firhouse at Leckview Park.
Rovers are 60 minutes from the Aviva Stadium, but their hopes of capturing the Four Lanterns Ulster Senior League title suffered a body blow on Monday as Malachy McDermott’s goal handed Cockhill Celtic a 1-0 win.
“I can’t see anyone beating Cockhill now,” McConigley said.
“They’re in front and they have the cushion of a few points now. That’s why they have the advantage now.”
McConigley, though, was critical that McDermott’s 84th minute goal was allowed to stand and railed against match referee Garvan Taggart.
The Rovers manager said: “I thought we were good. We were up against it away from home on a bad night. A referee, who had no control of the game. If you asked me who refereed the game I’d say it was the Cockhill bench. It was a bad goal, but it was a blatant foul at the back post.”
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