There I was saying that seeing as we hadn’t named our team there were a few other things to be talking about. But now we have named our team to play Kildare tomorrow and here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Kildare, 11/3/2018): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Caolan Crowe (Garrymore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Lee Keegan (Westport), Michael Hall (Breaffy); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen), Adam Gallagher (Mayo Gaels).
So, on paper at least, it’s just the one change from the side that started against Dublin two weeks ago. In comes Seamus O’Shea for his first start of the year and out goes David Drake. I doubt, though, that that’s the end of the ins and outs but we’ll have to wait until we get to Newbridge tomorrow to find out more on that.
The team we’ve named, by the way, contains seven survivors from the side we started the last time we played Kildare, in Round 3B of the qualifiers back in 2016. Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Seamus O’Shea, Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor and Andy Moran all started that July evening two years ago, while Stephen Coen and Jason Doherty – both of whom are in the team named for tomorrow – appeared for us off the bench in that one.
Best of luck to the lads named to start for us in this crunch fixture.