The team to face Donegal in Ballyshannon tomorrow afternoon (throw-in 2.30pm) has just been announced. There are four changes from the side that lined out against Down last Sunday, with David Clarke returning between the sticks instead of Robbie Hennelly, Peadar Gardiner replacing Richie Feeney in the half-backs, Seamus O’Shea replacing his suspended kid brother at midfield and Kevin McLoughlin coming in at half-forward in place of Jason Doherty. There a bit of reshuffling in the forward line too, with Alan Dillon moving from 10 to 12 and Andy Moran coming out to centre-forward where he swaps places with Alan Freeman.
On the subs bench, Eoghan Reilly drops out while Cillian O’Connor comes in. Notwithstanding what I was saying earlier in the week, I think it makes sense to keep Cillian in reserve for this one but it’s good all the same to see him back in the match-day panel.
Here’s the full list for tomorrow:
Mayo v Donegal (NFL Division One, 18/3/2012): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Kevin Keane (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Peadar Gardiner (Crossmolina), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Lee Keegan (Westport); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber); Conor Mortimer (Parnells, Dublin), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Enda Varley (Garrymore). Subs: Robert Hennelly (Breaffy), Shane McHale (Knockmore), Alan Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), Pat Harte (Ballina Stephenites), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Aidan Campbell (Swinford), Michael Conroy (Davitts), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber).