I’ve been out of the loop for the last few days and so missed out on last night’s announcement of the Junior team that’s due to take on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland JFC semi-final at O’Connor park in Tullamore tomorrow (throw-in 2pm). Here are details of the starting fifteen and subs named for the game:
Mayo (All-Ireland JFC semi-final v Kilkenny, 25/7/2015): Blake Forkan (Kiltimagh); Pat Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Moran (Cill Chomain), Barry Leonard (Lahardane); Sean Gaughan (Belmullet), Darren McHugh (Hollymount/Carramore), Mickey Barrett (Knockmore); Peter Collins (Islandeady), Padraic Feerick (Hollymount/Carramore); Gavin Conway (Ballaghaderreen), Cathal Freeman (Aghamore, captain), Darren Durcan (Parke); Damien McGing (Ballintubber), John Hutton (Claremorris), Ronan Malee (Kiltimagh). Subs: Matthew Flanagan (Balla), Rowland McIntyre (Belmullet), Eoghan Collins (Ballyhaunis), Declan Healy (Davitts), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Brendan Carr (Ardagh), Michael Togher (Belmullet), Darragh Joyce (Islandeady), Kevin Newell (Ballina Stephenites).
If you’re not planning to be in Tullamore tomorrow, you may be interested to know that Midwest will be doing full commentary on the match, with Rob Murphy calling the action at O’Connor Park. No doubt @MayoGAA will be doing their customary blow-by-blow score updates during the game as well. Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser has an excellent preview of tomorrow’s contest – here.
Tomorrow’s semi-final represents a huge day for Seán McLoughlin and his charges. The fact that two whole months have passed since the team last kicked a ball in anger – when beating Galway in the Connacht final – means that they’ll need to get tuned in straight away if they’re to progress to the decider. Here’s hoping they make it – best of luck to the lads tomorrow in Tullamore.