We’ve just named our team to play Galway tomorrow evening at MacHale Park (throw-in 7.15pm). Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Galway, 2/3/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).
So it’s six changes from the side that started against Dublin last Saturday evening. In come David Clarke, Chris Barrett, Stephen Coen, Diarmuid O’Connor, James Durcan and Darren Coen while out go Robbie Hennelly, Ger Cafferkey, Paddy Durcan, Ciaran Treacy, Andy Moran and Brian Reape. Ger, Paddy and Ciaran all went off injured at Croke Park.
It’s a first start in ages for Darren Coen, from memory he last featured for us back in 2014, and it’s also a first start this year, and a League debut to boot, for James Durcan. Diarmuid O’Connor, named at wing-forward, captains the team tomorrow night.
The last time we played Galway in a competitive fixture was last May in the first round of the Connacht championship. Eight of Saturday night’s team – David Clarke, Chris Barrett, Keith Higgins, Colm Boyle, Stephen Coen, Aidan O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor and Jason Doherty – all started for us on that unhappy day. In addition, three more of the team named for this one – Brendan Harrison, Donal Vaughan and James Durcan – appeared off the bench for us last May.
The team for the LGFA League Division One fixture against Galway tomorrow evening at MacHale Park (throw-in 5.15pm) has also been announced. This is a much snazzier communiqué, as you can see for yourselves from the tweet below from manager Peter Leahy in which team details are revealed.
MAYO ladies Team announcement is different this week. New Music new set up and new players. Big changes for the Galway game 5 in all. Take a look at who we have this week. @Mayo_LGFA @MayoAreBack @mayonewssport @mayopage @MayoGAA @MayoClub51 @LadiesFootball @ConnachtLGFA @RTEgaa pic.twitter.com/YA9hIOnQOC— peter leahy (@LeahyPeterleahy) February 27, 2019