Derry have named their team for Sunday’s League semi-final against our lads at Croke Park (throw-in 2pm) and, as expected, they’ve named a very different side from the one they sent out to play us last Sunday in MacHale Park. Here are the details of the starting fifteen and subs (another fifteen) named tonight:
Derry (NFL Division One semi-final v Mayo, 13/4/2014): Thomas Mallon (An Lúb); Oisín Duffy (Forghleann), Chrissy McKaigue (Leacht Néill), Dermot McBride (Baile na Scrine); Kevin Johnston (Dún Geimhin), Gerard O’Kane (Gleann an Iolair), Sean Leo McGoldrick (Eoghan Rua); Fergal Doherty (Baile Eachaidh), Patsy Bradley (Leacht Néill); Ciarán McFaul (Gleann), Mark Lynch (Beannchar, captain), Enda Lynn (Grainlocha); Benny Heron (Baile na Scrine), Emmett McGuckin (Machaire Fíolta), Cailean O’Boyle (Leamhaigh). Subs: Eoin McNicholl (Gleann an Iolair), Conor McAtamney (Suaitreach), Karl McKaigue (Leacht Néill), Charlie Kielt (Cill Ria), Aidan McAlynn (An Lúb), Mark Craig (Dún Geimhin), Niall Holly (Eoghan Rua), Aaron Devlin (Baile an Doire), Danny Heavron (Machaire Fíolta), Carlus McWilliams (Baile na Scrine), Ciarán McGoldrick (Eoghan Rua), Aaron Kerrigan (Clóidigh), Declan Mullan (Eoghan Rua), James Kearney (Suaitreach), Emmet Bradley (Gleann).
Only two players who started last Sunday – Oisín Duffy and Emmet McGuckian – will line out for the Oak Leaf County at Croke Park, as the first-teamers responsible for their excellent run in this League campaign return to action for the semi-final. A number of the fringe players who appeared at MacHale Park are, however, included in the list of subs they’ve named tonight.