There’s no sign as yet of our team being named for Sunday’s NFL Division One clash with Down at McHale Park (throw-in 2.30pm) – from what I gather, they’re training tonight and the team will be picked after that though it could well be tomorrow morning before the details are released – but the opposition named their starting fifteen last night.
Here it is:
Down (NFL Division One v Mayo, 11/3/2012): Brendan McVeigh; Dan McCartan, Conor Garvey, Damien Turley; Dan Gordon, Aidan Branigan, Niall McParland; Ambrose Rogers, Kalum King; Danny Hughes, Mark Poland, Aidan Carr; Conor Laverty, Bennie Coulter, Conor Maginn.
That team shows 3 changes from the one that started in the defeat against Kerry last Sunday. Niall McParland is handed a first start for the county at wing back, while seasoned campaigner Ambrose Rogers comes back into the side at midfield and Aidan Carr is added to a rejigged forward line. Owen Costello, Peter Turley and Arthur McConville lose out.
By the way, I’m not planning to head west this weekend so I’ll be relying on second-hand reports and Mayo Mick’s excellent photos (he’s promised me some good ones) to patch together a report on proceedings on Sunday evening. I won’t even get to listen to the game on Midwest either as I’ve promised my small Dub that I’ll take him to Croke Park where he can gorge himself on a double-header of Dubness. I know there’s also a similar double-header on the card at Castlebar (here’s the team the hurlers will be putting out against Meath) but the little lad was having none of it. HQ it’ll have to be, so.