Down team for Sunday named

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.

6 thoughts on “Down team for Sunday named

  1. Must win game really. Will be interesting to see what Mayo team JH will name. If he decides to go with Dillon, I hope he ups his game…or should he give Dillon a rest and give someone else a run? Would be great going if we went another game without conceding a goal.

  2. Another few wins should get us a semi final place. On paper the easiest home game we have & Cork gave them trimming last week.

    Mayo to win by at least 3pts.

  3. agree wit u patricken, think dillion needs a rest r brake,he mayb then come bk hungrier.not doin enough n tha team so far.

  4. james getting to know his best 15.liked the half back line .kk.deservs another day out,wil be interesingt to see him on tera fima hope he has the pace,lets believe mayo. keep on winning.

  5. Do I see Aidan Campbell on the bench? Is he back? No Cillian O’Connor on the bench either.

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