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Colm Boyle remains a doubtful starter for Mayo in Sunday's All-Ireland SFC final

Updated: Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 12:10 | Comments

Boyle has been a regular on the Mayo panel since James Horan took over
Boyle has been a regular on the Mayo panel since James Horan took over

Mayo half-back Colm Boyle is still feeling the effects of a virus and remains a doubt for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC final against Donegal.

The illness forced the Davitts club player to miss the semi-final win over Dublin.

Chris Barrett, who deputised for Boyle three weeks ago, is favourite to get the nod again at No 7. Richie Feeney also in contention after replacing Lee Keegan, who dislocated a finger in the 0-19 to 0-16 win over the Dubs. 

Mayo manger James Horan is confident the latter will be fit for Sunday's decider. Speaking in the Connacht Telegraph, he said: "Lee is still a little bit sore, but he’s back running at full-tilt and it’s just a matter of time before his finger heals completely.

"Lee’s on track. It was a dislocation and the bone came through the finger. It was a sore event but no bother to Lee. He hasn’t done any ball work, just straight-line running."

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