According to this report in the Mayo News, Alan Freeman and Keith Higgins are both available for selection for this Sunday’s crunch NFL Division One clash with Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 2.30 pm). The Aghamore attacker has recovered from the hand injury he suffered in our opening league match against Down last month and if he’s okay then I’d say there’s every chance we’ll see him in the starting fifteen for Sunday. Keith Higgins has returned from Australia and will also be pushing for a starting place but we’ve a number of other options in the backs at the minute so it could well be that Keith may have to be content with a place on the bench for this one.
The same report says that Trevor Mortimer is also back from his travels but that he hasn’t, as yet, rejoined the squad. Personally, I’d be more than a little surprised if James Horan were to call him into the league panel at this stage.
It appears that Maurice Deegan – he of the dodgy penalty decision against Kerry – will be the ref for Sunday’s game. He definitely owes us one after that performance. I could have a rant about this but what’s the point? We might just have ended up with Marty Duffy instead.