We’ve named our starting fifteen for Sunday’s Connacht SFC final against Galway at Croke Park (throw-in 1.30pm). Here it is:
Mayo (Connacht SFC final v Galway, 25/7/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Bryan Walsh (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, captain), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Tommy Conroy (The Neale), Darren McHale (Knockmore), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet).
The team we’ve named shows four changes from the one that started against Leitrim in the semi-final. In come Robbie Hennelly, Lee Keegan, Bryan Walsh and Diarmuid O’Connor, while out go Rory Byrne, Enda Hession, Jordan Flynn and Darren Coen.
You’d have to think that this is close enough to the fifteen we’ll actually go with at Croke Park. The only likely switch would be Kevin McLoughlin for Bryan Walsh but we may opt to start the younger man and keep Kevin in reserve.
Anyway, all that will be revealed on the day. Best of luck to James and the team on Sunday.
UPDATE: Galway have also named their team, full details here.