The first team sheet of the Holmes/Connelly era was announced a short while ago. Here’s the starting line-up and the subs for today:
Mayo (Connacht FBD League v NUIG, 4/1/2015): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Darren McHugh (Hollymount/Carramore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Caolan Crowe (Garrymore), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), Alex Corduff (Ballina Stephenites); Neil Douglas (Castlebar Mitchels), Adam Gallagher (Mayo Gaels), Michael Conroy (Davitts); Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Mark Ronaldson (Shrule/Glencorrib). Subs: David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Rogers (Ballaghaderreen), Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).
Plenty of experimentation as you’d expect. From what I can make out, it’s senior debuts for Darren McHugh, Caolan Crowe and Alex Corduff and possibly first senior starts (open to correction here) for Stephen Coen and Neil Douglas. Adam Gallagher is back in the frame for the first time since the latter stages of last year’s League campaign while Evan Regan is selected for the first time since the 2013 NFL. Mark Ronaldson returns to the fold after a four-year absence from the senior set-up. Best of luck to them all today.
I’m not going to be at MacHale Park myself today but Digits will be and his match report will be posted here later on. So it’s a good start for the match reporting meitheal here on the site and here’s hoping for a positive start for the team in 2015 too.