We’ve just named our team to face Kildare. Here it is:
Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 3, 30/6/2018): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen).
So it’s just the one change, another enforced one, from the team that lined out in Thurles against Tipperary last weekend. Out goes the injured Seamus O’Shea and he’s replaced – as he was at Semple Stadium – by Diarmuid O’Connor.
Ten of the above team also lined out when we beat Kildare in the League last March at the same venue. Ger, Boyler, Leeroy, Stephen, Diarmuid, Kevin, Aido, Jason, Cillian and Andy also started for us in that match at St Conleth’s Park.
We last played the Lilywhites in the championship two years ago and tomorrow’s team also features ten of the team that started that Round 3B qualifier match at MacHale Park. David, Keith, Lee, Colm, Paddy, Kevin, Aido, Diarmuid, Andy and Cillian all lined out in that game while Stephen and Jason joined the action off the bench that evening.
Kildare also named their team this evening, full details of which are here.
In separate news, hard luck to the county’s U17s who ended up their Connacht championship campaign this evening with a loss to Galway. They went under at Tuam by 0-15 to 1-9 and so bow out of the championship with two wins and two losses.