Friday 16th October 2020
Caolan Mooney is back in the Down team less than 10 months after suffering a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.
The Rostrevor clubman sustained the life-threatening injuries in an alleged assault on a night out in Newry last December just hours after lining out in the Mourne County's McKenna Cup win over Fermanagh.
Yet he helped his club to a Down SFC opening round victory against RGU Downpatrick in August and will cap a remarkable recovery by starting at centre-forward for the county in tomorrow's Allianz Football League Division 3 clash against Leitrim at Pairc Esler (throw-in 4pm).
Down (FL Division 3 v Leitrim): Rory Burns; Gerard Collins, Patrick Murdock, Ryan McAleenan; Daniel Guinness, Peter Fegan, Stephen Fegan; Johnny Flynn, Conor Poland; Barry O'Hagan, Caolan Mooney, Liam Kerr; Ceilum Doherty, Jerome Johnston, Donal O'Hare.
Down (HL Division 2B final v Derry): Stephen Keith; Tom Murray, Caolan Taggart, Darragh Mallon; Barry Trainor, Conor Woods, Liam Savage; Matt Conlon, Phelim Savage; Ronan Costello, Pearse Og McCrickard, Donal Hughes; Oisin McManus, Eoghan Sands, Daithi Sands.