Image: Irish Times
See? Told you I’d be a bit behind the proverbial curve with news today, as I will be tomorrow as well. I’ve just emerged from a day of work-related yap to learn that the Galway team was announced earlier this afternoon and it contains a rather eye-popping total of five championship debutants.
Bernard Power, Eoghan Kerin, David Wynne, Johnny Heaney and Eamonn Brannigan are all being tipped in at the deep end for the Tribesmen on Saturday evening and their starting line-up (if that’s what it is, one can never be sure these days) contains just seven survivors from the one we beat at Salthill in last year’s provincial semi-final.
The official announcement didn’t include club details of the team picked. I really hate it when County Boards can’t be bothered to list that info but this piece on the team announcement in The 42 makes up for that omission. Here, then is the Galway starting fifteen for Saturday, with details of what clubs they hail from:
Galway (Connacht SFC semi-final v Mayo, 18/6/2016): Bernard Power (Corofin); Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown), Declan Kyne (Clonbur), David Wynne (Moycullen); Liam Silke (Corofin), Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars), Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen); Paul Conroy (St. James’), Thomas Flynn (Athenry); Gary Sice (Corofin), Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin-Clonberne), Johnny Heaney (Killannin); Eamonn Brannigan (St Michaels), Damien Comer (Annaghdown), Danny Cummins (Claregalway).