We’ve finally named our starting fifteen for the Donegal game tomorrow. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Donegal, 25/3/2018): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Caolan Crowe (Garrymore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Eoin O’Donoghue; Colm Boyle (Davitts), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown); 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, that makes it two changes from the team that started last Sunday. Out go injured duo Lee Keegan and Cillian O’Connor, while in come fit-again Paddy Durcan and Seamus O’Shea, both of whom appeared from the bench for us at MacHale Park the last day.
Six of tomorrow’s starting fifteen also lined out for the county the last time we played Donegal, in Round 7 of last year’s League. David Clarke, Colm Boyle, Paddy Durcan, Tom Parsons, Kevin McLoughlin and Andy Moran were all the team that beat Donegal by two points that afternoon, while Diarmuid O’Connor, Stephen Coen, Aidan O’Shea and Jason Doherty – who all start tomorrow – featured from the bench then.
In another late switch, my plans have changed and I’ve now decided to travel to Ballybofey tomorrow myself. Sure feck it, it’s the last competitive outing ’till the middle of May and the more support there the better. Up Mayo.