We’ve just named our starting fifteen to face Dublin at MacHale Park this coming Saturday evening (throw-in 7pm) and a strong enough team it is too. Our line-up is as follows:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Dublin 14/3/2015): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Mark Ronaldson (Shrule/Glencorrib), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).
So it’s five changes from the Derry game – out go Kenneth O’Malley, Ger Cafferkey, Danny Kirby, Micheál Forde and the injured Cillian O’Connor, while in come Robbie Hennelly, Patrick Durcan, Donal Vaughan, Diarmuid O’Connor and Alan Freeman. Compared to the last time we played Dublin – that League match in Croke Park just under a year ago – there are ten survivors: Robbie, Tom C, Lee, Boyler, Donie, Aidan, Kevin, Keith, Doc and Freezer, while Sheamie also came on as a sub that madcap night at HQ.