Two changes for Tyrone

Tyrone have named their team to play us on Sunday. Heaven’s above, they’ve even named their subs as well. Here’s the full list they’ve named:

Tyrone (NFL Division One v Mayo, 26/3/2017): Niall Morgan (Éadan na dTorc); Pádraig Hampsey (Oileán a’Ghuail), Ronan McNamee (Achadh Uí Aráin), Cathal McCarron (An Droim Mór); Rory Brennan (Trí Leac), Justin McMahon (An Omaigh), Tiernan McCann (Coill an Chlochair); Colm Cavanagh (An Mhaigh), Declan McClure (Cluain Eo); Kieran McGeary (Cabhán a’Chaortainn), Niall Sludden (An Droim Mhór), Peter Harte (Aireagal Chiaráin); Mark Bradley (Coill an Chlochair), Seán Cavanagh (An Mhaigh), Matthew Donnelly (Trí Leac). Subs: Mickey O’Neill (Cluain Eo), Conall McCann (Coill an Chlochair), Aidan McCrory (Aireagal Chiaráin), Darren McCurry (Éadan na dTorc), Hugh Pat McGeary (Cabhán a’Chaortainn), Ronan McNabb (An Droim Mhór), Padraig McNulty (Dún Geanainn), Cathal McShane (ER Uí Néill), Conor Meyler (An Omaigh), Jonathan Monroe (An Charraig Mhór), Ronan O’Neill (An Omaigh).

The team they’ve named shows two changes from the one beaten by Donegal last time out. First-choice ‘keeper Niall Morgan returns between the sticks in place of Mickey O’Neill while Pádraig Hampsey lines out at corner-back instead of Cathal McShane.

It’s a strong looking team – there are only four changes from the side that lined out against us in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final. Pádraig Hampsey, Declan McClure, Kieran McGeary and Mark Bradley (the latter two coming on as subs that day) didn’t start at Croke Park last August. One of the four players who did start in that match – Conor McAliskey – is out of action for the year, having ruptured his cruciate back in January.

We’ll be naming our team, I guess, as usual tomorrow night. Earlier this evening we named our pick for Saturday’s U21 semi-final against Galway – full details here.  No, this list doesn’t include the subs either.

23 thoughts on “Two changes for Tyrone

  1. The Mayo U21 team was named:
    1. Matthew Flanagan (Balla)
    2. Stephen Brennan (Claremorris)
    3. Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet)
    4. Sean Conlon (Castlebar Mitchells)
    5. Marcus Park (Knockmore)
    6. Dylan Cannon (Breaffy)
    7. Shairoze Akram (Ballaghaderreen)
    8. Matthew Ruane (Breaffy)
    9. Mikey Murray (Ballina Stephenites)
    10. James Mccormack (Claremorris)
    11. Gerry Canavan (Mayo Gaels)
    12. James Kelly (Belmullet)
    13. James Lyons (Aghamore)
    14. Brian Reape (Moy Davitts – Captain)
    15. James Carr (Ardagh)
    Talking points:
    – No sign of Seamus Cunniffe, maybe not fit after injury?
    – Four James in the forward line ?
    – Quite a tall forward line. Five of those are six footers plus.

  2. Don’t try in put in smiley faces for some reason it doesn’t work got badly caught before with that!!!

  3. That looks like a talented U21 team, only Barry Duffy missing there and several of last year’s subs made useful impact.

  4. I want to see an improved performance from Mayo, as they did against Dublin in the league last year when we got hockied by Cork the week before.
    We need intensity and fire in the belly along with good movement, there will be more of the blanket this weekend, can we break it down???

  5. No Fionnan Duffy either I had great hopes for that lad I thought he would be our Kevin mc Manamon hard grafter with an eye for goal maybe he is injured surprised with Barry Duffy not starting is TJ Byrne involved pity we don’t show our full panel like all the other counties we as loyal supporters deserve to know who is in the match day panel I don’t think it would be giving too much away to the opposition.

  6. Barry Duffy and Seamus Cunniffe aside its a strong enough team going out and good enough to win all things being equal.
    I expect Lyons and Canavan to swap.

  7. Have the opposition named their team and subs for a game that starts within 24 hrs. I am having trouble finding it online. If you have it share it

  8. Cornerback…Do you know if Cunnife and Barry Duffy are in match day squad also Fionan Duffy and TJ Byrne where are they….we are really up against it here Galway took the foot off the gas against Leitrim reading Ray Silke in galway advertiser he fancies Galway to win this and go on …..

  9. I think we’ll win one of our last 2 games and i think it will probably be enough to keep up us. But wether we go up or down it would make a difference come summer. We’re in this position every year in the league. Until the summer when the team is training together and we have full panel don’t expect to see the team set the world on fire.

  10. I’m surprised that Solan name his team so earlier, normally its released when you walk in the gate. I can see quite a few changes before kickoff. I’d be surprised if this is the team that starts. Jason Forkan from Kiltimagh is another player not named. TJ Byrne was on the NorthWest Cup panel, surprisingly he start at this grade 2 years ago and can’t get a look in the last two. Maybe its the injuries thats halted his progress. I like the look of Carr and Reape on the Full Forward line. Kevin Quinn Ballinrobe and Ryan o Donoghue Belmullet were a couple of players who impressed in the NW Cup are good backups. Any word on the Westport contingent, Fionn McDonagh, Niall McMenamon should be worth a look, not be mention Colm Moran.

  11. According to the connacht telegraph Liam Irwin has been dropped from the panel and SoS is due to play for breaffy on Sunday morning in the league

  12. Bit of a sensationaliat article the way they frame it as ‘widespread shock’.
    He had a lot of work to do on his fitness.
    We are a division one team. Even as an impact sub the speed and speed endurance required at this level is high. It will take him more time along with others.

  13. Still a little surprising I would think.Anyway dont think it is end of this lad…just needs more time.
    Seems to be two schools of thought on Mayo at the moment..some think this year is a bridge too far and end of an era…the optimists believe it is only March and we will be there at end.
    I think it is a validly worrying time and the lack of engagement even in March does not augur well.
    Hopefully I am wrong and would happily be so.

  14. We must have an abundance of scoring forwards or something.

    Zero goals from 5 league games, barring a penalty which is our leading contender for our goal of the season so far.

  15. As I understand it, there’s a definite, justifiable reason for dropping him from the panel at this stage. I don’t want to go into specifics on this (and I don’t want others to do so either) but just wish to point out that there appears to be a clear reason for making this decision.

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