No sign as yet of any team news for Sunday’s crunch league clash with Donegal but Galway have this evening named their starting fifteen and subs for Saturday afternoon’s Connacht U21 semi-final against our lads in Tuam. Full details are as follows:
Galway (Connacht U21 football semi-final v Mayo, Tuam Stadium, 23/3/2013): Thomas Healy; Liam Silke, James Shaughnessy, Philip Ezergailis; Mark Loughnane, Eoin Walsh, Paul Varley; Fiontain Ó Corraoin, Damien Comer; Cathal Mulryan, Sean Moran, Padraig Cunningham; Shane Walsh, Adrian Varley, Garry Kelly. Subs: James Healy, Daithi Burke, Gearoid Canavan, Enna hEochaldh, Matthew Heskin, Shane Maughan, Conor Rabbitte, Ian Burke, Fiach Bearra.
That line-up, not surprisingly, is unchanged from the one that started in the Tribesmen’s impressive dismissal of Sligo in last weekend’s preliminary round tie.
We haven’t yet named our team for Saturday yet but, as this interview in the Mayo News with manager Tony Duffy confirms, the side will be captained by double-winning Young Player of the Year, Cillian O’Connor and will, amongst others, feature the likes of Niall Freeman, Brendan Harrison, Conor Walsh, Aidan Butler, Danny Kirby, Eoghan Lavin, Michael Forde, Darren Coen, Evan Regan and Conor O’Shea.