Keenan injury sees game abandoned

An injury to Zane Keenan saw the Palmer Cup game between local rivals Camross and Castletown-Slieve Bloom abandoned due to safety concerns on Sunday afternoon.

An injury to Zane Keenan saw the Palmer Cup game between local rivals Camross and Castletown-Slieve Bloom abandoned due to safety concerns on Sunday afternoon.

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Keenan was injured while on the attack for Camross in the first half with his side four points up, and after being attended to by medical personnel on the field, the potential of a neck injury saw referee Broughan Reilly take the decision to abandon the game.

Keenan was transferred to Portlaoise hospital, but it is believed that no serious or long-term injuries were suffered by the attacker. It was the second time in four years that Keenan had to leave the field in an ambulance, having broke his leg playing for Laois in the NFL against Kerry back in 2008.

The game has been re-fixed for this Monday afternoon at 2pm, in Castletown.

In the other game played over the weekend, Portlaoise and Borris-Kilcotton met in an entertaining game, with Borris-Kilcotton coming away with a one-point victory.

With county players not available, both sides were down a number of first choice starters for the game. It was a Borris-Kilcotton who adapted that bit better though, as wing-forward Noel Delaney kept them in control, as they led by five at the brealk.

Portlaoise came back strongly in the second half, but they couldn’t fully recover from that half-time deficit, as they fell to a one-point defeat.