We’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Tyrone 26/3/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Lee Keegan (Westport), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels); Fergal Boland (Aghamore), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Conor O’Shea (Ballintubber); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Andy Moran (Ballaghadereen), Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites).
So it’s two changes from last time out. Into the team come Chris Barrett and Evan Regan, out go Donal Vaughan and Conor Loftus.
Looking back to our most recent clash with Tyrone – last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final – the team we’ve named for Sunday contains five new faces compared to then. Chris Barrett, Danny Kirby, Fergal Boland, Conor O’Shea and Evan Regan didn’t line out for us at Croke Park last August and they replace Donal Vaughan, Seamus and Aidan O’Shea, Alan Dillon and Jason Doherty who all did. Chris, Conor and Evan did, though, appear from bench for us in that game.
As usual, we haven’t named our subs for Sunday but, as is already being discussed in the comments, it’s clear that the list won’t include Liam Irwin. The Connaught Telegraph has reported this evening (here) that the Breaffy forward has been dropped from the senior panel.