We’ve just named our team for tomorrow’s FBD League match against Roscommon at Ballyhaunis (throw-in 2pm) and it’s a strong one too. Here it is:
Mayo (FBD League v Roscommon, 20/1/2013): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Shane McHale (Knockmore), Keith Rogers (Ballaghaderreen); Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Lee Keegan (Westport); Alan Murphy (Ballinrobe), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).
This team shows eight changes from the one that started against GMIT in midweek. Out go Michael Walsh, Cathal Hallinan, Tom Cunniffe, Jason Gibbons, Barry Moran, Cathal Carolan, Conor O’Shea and Michael Conroy while in come Ger Cafferkey, Shane McHale, Keith Higgins, the two O’Sheas, Kevin McLoughlin, Alan Murphy and Jason Doherty.
Keith Higgins gets a welcome run-out at wing-back on his home pitch and maybe this’ll be the start of an extended placement in this sector for the experienced Ballyhaunis man. Ballinrobe’s Alan Murphy – who first broke into the senior panel late last summer – finally gets to make his senior debut, lining out at top of the right.
Lee Keegan and Richie Feeney both get another start in the half-forwards where tomorrow they’re joined by fellow erstwhile half-back and all-round star man Kevin McLoughlin. They could make a tasty half-forward line, I reckon.
Roscommon have also named their team for tomorrow – full details are here.