We’ve named our team to play Derry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland U20 semi-final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 4pm). Here it is:
Mayo (All-Ireland U20 semi-final v Derry, 14/7/2018): Patrick O’Malley (Westport); Johnny Maughan (Castlebar Mitchels), Brian O’Malley (Westport), John Cunnane (Ballyhaunis); Paul Lambert (Westport), Cathal Horan (Kilmovee), Oisin McLaughlin (Westport); Evan O’Brien (Ballinrobe), Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Nathan Moran (Hollymount/Carramore), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet, captain), Tommy Conroy (The Neale); Conor Diskin (Claremorris), Ross Egan (Aghamore), Colm Moran (Westport).
So it’s just the one change, an enforced one too, from the team that beat Roscommon a few weeks back in the provincial decider. Out goes the unfortunate Oisin Mullin, who dislocated his shoulder in the Connacht final, and he’s replaced in the starting fifteen by Colm Moran. There are a number of consequential positional switches, with Cathal Horan moving across to centre-back, Oisin McLaughlin swapping wing-forward for wing-back and Tommy Conroy moving out from the corner to wing-forward with Colm Moran slotting into his place up top.
Derry have named their team and subs for tomorrow’s match – full details here. The ref for tomorrow’s game, by the way, is Down’s Paul Faloon.
There’ll be a big Mayo crowd, I’m sure, at the match tomorrow but for those of you who can’t get to Carrick the match will be streamed live via YouTube by TG4 – details here. Midwest will also be providing live radio commentary on the game.
I’ll be there myself tomorrow – for what will be the last inter-county match I’ll be at this year – and so I’ll have the usual post-match audio and match report up on the blog afterwards.
Best of luck to Mike Solan and the lads tomorrow. Up Mayo.