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Queen’s captain Hannah McMillan an injury doubt for Ulster Shield semi-final

Hannah McMillan

Hannah McMillan

Queen’s captain and playmaker Hannah McMillan is an injury doubt for Sunday’s Ulster Shield semi final with Ballymoney at Stormont.

The enterprising midfielder sustained a damaged arm during last weekend’s league defeat by the Ulster Elks.

She was hit by a rising ball as a Jordanstown player attempted to find a team mate and had to retire temporarily before re-entering the fray.

But the knock is still causing McMillan problems as she has been suffering from pins and needles since the weekend.

McMillan may be rested as a precaution tomorrow when Queen’s take on Victorians in the Premier League at the Dub to enable her to have more time to recover.

However Queen’s technical coach Graham Quincey has insisted the league is more important than the Shield going into the semi final.

“I have nothing but admiration for the attitude to training the Queen’s girls have and I’m delighted for them they have a Shield semi final to look forward to but staying in the Premier League is what really matters,” he said.

“Several aspects of our performance against Jordanstown were well below par and we deserved to lose, but, while I was naturally disappointed, I wasn’t overly surprised.

“Coaching a young side like Queen’s is not a series of uninterrupted improvements as there are always going to be peaks and troughs.

“It’s a bit like playing snakes and ladders, and you just hope you’ll meet more ladders than snakes along the way!”

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