We’ve just named the team to face Armagh tomorrow night. Here’s the full list:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Armagh, 3/3/2012): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Kevin Keane (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Lee Keegan (Westport); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels); Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole); Conor Mortimer (Parnells, Dublin), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen), Enda Varley (Garrymore). Subs: Robert Hennelly (Breaffy), Alan Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Eoghan Reilly (Castlebar Mitchels), Danny Geraghty (Ballintubber), Shane McHale (Knockmore), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), Michael Conroy (Davitts), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore).
In all there are four changes from the team that lined out to face the Dubs and the fog three weeks ago. Out go Eoghan Reilly, Peadar Gardiner, Kevin McLoughlin and Cillian O’Connor and in come Ger Cafferkey, Richie Feeney, Jason Doherty and Andy Moran. There are a few positional switches too, with Alan Freeman (who will apparently wear 25 tomorrow night) moving out to 10, Alan Dillon moving across to 11 (come on James – when are you going to accept that this makes no sense at all at all?) and last year’s goal machine coming in at 12.
There are two changes to the subs list too with Jason Gibbons and Michael Conroy coming onto the bench while Pat Harte, Michael Forde and Danny Kirby drop off. It seems we’re travelling with 25 instead of the usual match-day squad of 26. Sure, if it comes to it, we could always share Billy Joe with them.