Wexford have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie quarter-final against Offaly tomorrow, with captain Mary Leacy almost certainly ruled out with a shoulder injury writes Daragh Ó Conchúir. Leacy, who skippered the Model County to the 2007 All-Ireland and has been a driving force from centre-back en route to the 2010-2012 three-in-a-row, suffered a dislocation of the AC joint while training with her club Oulart-The Ballagh on Monday night.
The three-time All-Star has undergone round-the-clock treatment since but has not been named in the match-day panel.The 27-year-old faces a race against time to be available for the semi-final in two weeks should Wexford overcome Offaly.
Her absence will be keenly felt as the champions have been shorn of huge experience. Claire O’Connor, Catherine O’Loughlin and Michelle O’Leary have all retired, while Leacy’s sister, Una, Deirdre Codd and Lisa Bolger have taken the year out to go travelling.
In another interesting development, JJ Doyle and his selectors have named Katrina Parrock in Leacy’s position as the defensive fulcrum. Parrock has been out of action for a month with a broken thumb but it remains to be seen if she will play as selected.
The St Ibars/Shelmalier star has made her reputation as a speedy, skilful, direct-running and goal-scoring forward and has been named as an All-Star corner-forward for the past three seasons.