Cox in as Lohan misses out

August 01, 2001
Garry Cox has been drafted into the Roscommon attack for Saturday's All-Ireland football quarter-final clash with Galway at Castlebar. Cox replaces Stephen Lohan who is suffering from a shoulder injury. Lohan picked up the injury in the opening round against New York and was forced to sit out the Connacht semi-final victory over Galway. He returned to the starting line-up against Mayo in the Connacht final and lasted 55 minutes. However, he has since suffered a recurrence of the injury and manager John Tobin has decided not to risk him from the start. St Faithleachs clubman Cox has been introduced as a substitute in Roscommon's last two championship matches and has impressed on each occasion. The eldest of the three Lohan brothers, Eddie, doesn't even make the substitutes' bench after he suffered a punctured lung in a recent club championship game for Kilbride. Don Connellan is also likely to play no part owing to a back and neck injury. Connellan came on a sub in the Connacht final before injury forced him to retire. Roscommon (SFC v Galway): D Thompson; D Gavin, J Whyte, M Ryan; P Noone, F Grehan, C McDonald; S O'Neill, F O'Donnell; C Connelly, J Hanly, G Cox; N Dineen, G Lohan, F Dolan.


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