We’ve just named our team to face Monaghan on Sunday. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Monaghan, 24/3/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), James McCormack (Claremorris); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy); Fergal Boland (Aghamore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber, captain); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Conor Diskin (Claremorris).
So it’s another slew of changes – six in total – from the last game. In come Eoin O’Donoghue, Paddy Durcan, James McCormack (making his full competitive debut), Fergal Boland, Darren Coen and Conor Diskin while out go Chris Barrett, Keith Higgins, Donal Vaughan, Fionn McDonagh, Conor Loftus and James Durcan.
Our most recent meeting with Monaghan was right at the start of last year’s League campaign, where we edged them out by just a single point. The team named for Sunday contains eight survivors from the one that lined out that January day at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. David Clarke, Brendan Harrison, Eoin O’Donoghue, Paddy Durcan, Stephen Coen, Aidan O’Shea, Kevin McLoughlin and Diarmuid O’Connor, who are all named in the team for Sunday, also started for us then.