Kelly an injury doubt for Antrim game, as Ruddy cut from Sligo panel

David Kelly has emerged as a doubt for Sligo’s All-Ireland Qualifier against Antrim on Saturday week.

The Tubbercurry attacker made an impact off the bench as an early substitute in both championship games so far for the Yeats men, against New York and Mayo.

But he is nursing a hamstring injury ahead of the tie against the Saffrons in Markievicz Park.

Boss Niall Carew says that the game may also come too soon for Cian Breheny, who missed the Mayo game, also with a hamstring problem…

Meanwhile, Carew has confirmed that goalkeeper Fintan Ruddy has been dropped off the panel.

The Mayo native, who won a club championship title with St Mary’s in 2015, joined the panel this season and had been back-up goalkeeper to number one Aidan Devaney.

It’s understood Ruddy had grown frustrated with his limited game time so far this year, but he was axed from the panel after refusing to go on as a substitute in a recent challenge match against Roscommon.