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.