We announced our team for Sunday a short while ago. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Roscommon, 27/3/2016): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Shane Nally (Garrymore); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina); Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy).
The team we’ve announced (which, on the face of it, doesn’t really look like the one we’ll actually start with) shows three changes from the one that lined out against Kerry the last day. In come Chris Barrett, Conor Loftus and Evan Regan in place of Donal Vaughan, Kevin McLoughlin and Cathal Carolan.
The last time we played Roscommon in a competitive fixture was getting on for three years ago, when we met in the semi-final of the 2014 Connacht championship. The team named for Sunday contains nine survivors from that nervy one-point win at Hyde Park – Robbie Hennelly, Ger Cafferkey, Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Seamus O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor, Aidan O’Shea, Jason Doherty and Conor O’Shea all started in that one.
Once again, we’ve opted not to name our subs list at this point. I guess then that we’ll just have to wait and see whom Michael Gallagher of the Western People was referring to last night when he tweeted the following:
— Michael Gallagher (@MickeyGallWP) March 24, 2016