It’s already Thursday night and still there’s no sign of of a teamsheet from our side for Sunday’s clash with the Tribesmen in Tuam (throw-in 2.30 pm). Galway, though, have named their starting fifteen and here it is:
Galway (NFL Division One v Mayo, 27/2/2011): Padraic Lally; Alan Burke, Colin Forde, David Reilly; Gary O’Donnell, Finian Hanley, Kevin Brady; Paul Conroy, Eddie Hoare; Joe Bergin, Cormac Bane, Gary Sice; Sean Armstrong, Danny Cummins, Cathal Kenny.
I’d be no expert on who’s who in footballing circles in Galway but I don’t think I’d be alone in admitting to limited knowledge about a good number of the names on that team. Even those that I would be well aware of – such as Finian Hanley at centre-back and Gary Sice at 12 – are lining out in different areas of the field than where you’d expect to see them.
I’ve no idea when we’ll be naming our team but seeing as some kind of line-up will already be with the programme printers by now, you’d think we should be in a position to make some kind of announcement soon. Injuries are, of course, a fairly major issue for us, with Neil Douglas and Trevor Howley now added to the list of walking wounded, while the ongoing Sigerson action plus the imminent start of the U21 championship will complicate team selection matters still further.
All of which means that the only other news I have at the moment is that Sunday’s ref is Derek Fahy from Longford. I didn’t know much about him either but then I googled him and found this. Oh dear.