Injury worked out well for Gore

August 06, 2019

Cork's Damien Gore. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Damien Gore’s ankle injury scuppered his chances of a senior championship debut for Cork this summer – but he ended up winning an All-Ireland.

Gore represented the Rebels four times during the national football league but the injury in May meant he wasn’t part of Ronan McCarthy’s championship plans. However, the story had a happy ending as he helped Cork land the All-Ireland U20FC. Gore arrowed over four superb points in the final at Portlaoise on Saturday as the Leesiders overturned a nine-point deficit to stun Dublin:

“It’s a weird one. It was really disappointing. I hurt my ankle in the middle of May. It kept me out until the end of June. It was a nasty injury. It came at such a bad time, right at the start of the Championship,” the Kilmacabea clubman told The Irish Sun.

“So that was frustrating at the time. But the upside is that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on this with the U20s. That would have been terrible. Had I played with the seniors, I wouldn’t have been eligible. So it kind of worked out well.”

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