Full FBD squad details + lights on at McHale Park for GMIT clash

Two quick updates to report on – my thanks to Hop it for mentioning them both in the comments.

The first bit of additional news is that details of the full squad that’ll be involved in the FBD (all 26 of them) have now been released – here.  As well as the fifteen named to start against Leitrim on Sunday, the squad also includes the following eleven players: Kenneth O’Malley (Ballinrobe), Alan Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), David Killeen (Ballinrobe), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), James McAndrew (Kilcommon), Ruarí O’Connor (Ballintubber), James Burke (Dublin), Andrew Farrell (Killala), Mark Ronaldson (Shrule-Glencorrib), Enda Varley (Garrymore) and Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber).  We can expect to see all of these in action at some point over the next few weeks.

The second piece of news (which confirms what I’d heard last week) is that the FBD match scheduled for the weekend after next – against GMIT – has now been switched from Ballinrobe to Castlebar, with throw-in set for 7.30 pm at McHale Park on the evening of Saturday the 15th.  Midwest have confirmation of the change in date and the reason given in this report is the same as the one that I’d heard, i.e. that it’s to provide the opportunity to have a test-run of holding a match under floodlights at the venue ahead of the high-profile NFL opener against Down on the evening of February 5th.  Sounds like a sensible plan to me.

7 thoughts on “Full FBD squad details + lights on at McHale Park for GMIT clash

  1. I heard that billy joe was training with armagh? don’t know if its true or not, anyone else hear anything?

  2. Well done Samuel Maguire! Billy Joe read your post and took the hump and left us. You have finally achieved immortality.

    I wish Billy Joe only the best. A great servant of Mayo football. Hope he gets many more days in the sun.

  3. Well said ontheroad, a great servant indeed.

    I still feel he was tragically underused by a succession of managers, as well as being made the main scapegoat on many occasions for poor team displays.
    He was a victim of his own versatility at times, with no manager seemingly able to find his best position.
    Yet he never once complained or made any negative comments about what I saw as pretty shoddy treatment.

    All the best Billy Joe

  4. Just passed by mc hale park a while ago, looks impresive with the lights fully on. I’d say they were adjusting them for the match sat evening to comply with planning.

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