Sad news as Michael Meehan steps away from the Galway panel 'for the foreseeable future' due to injuries
We're clinging to the hope the supremely talented forward will return but injuries have plagued the 29-year-old's career.
One of the most talented Gaelic footballers in the country more than likely won't be appearing in this year's Championship and he may never play at inter-county level again.
A tweet from the Connacht Tribune this evening confirmed that Michael Meehan had left the Galway panel 'for the foreseeable future'.
Injuries have forced Michael Meehan to step down from the senior football panel with immediate effect "for foreseeable future"
— ConnachtTribuneGroup (@CTribune) March 21, 2014
Since he made his senior debut in 2003, Meehan has been one of the outstanding players in the game. A superbly gifted finisher, his left foot was the tool with which he destroyed so many teams, and his passing and ability to spot a team-mate in space was top class too.
Sadly, he was always prone to injury, particularly to the ankles and an operation last year to resolve the matter has yet to heal. That is seen as the reason for his departure for what must be the entirety of this year's Championship.
At 29, time is on the Caltra man's side to make a return but if it is the last we have seen of him in maroon and white, then he has left us with some great memories, such as this unbelievable penalty in defeat to Cork last year.
Get well soon Michael and we'd all love to see you back.