James and James make one change each

Our James and their James both named their starting line-ups for tomorrow night a bit before midday today. I was otherwise engaged all day and so this news is, I know, old hat at this stage but nevertheless here are the details.

Our team and subs for the Páirc Esler clash are as follows:

Mayo (NFL Division One v Down, 9/3/2013): Kenneth O’Malley (Ballinrobe); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina); Enda Varley (Garrymore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Michael Conroy (Davitts). Subs: David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites, Keith Rogers (Ballaghaderreen), Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Kevin Keane (Westport) Michael Walsh (Ardnaree), Danny Geraghty (Ballintubber), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Cathal Freeman (Aghamore), Alan Murphy (Ballinrobe).

The starting fifteen named by the other James is as follows:

Down (NFL Division One v Mayo, 9/3/2013): Brendan McVeigh; Daniel McCartan, Brendan McArdle, Ryan Boyle; Ryan Mallon, Aidan Carr, Keith Quinn; Kalum King, Kevin McKernan; Conor Laverty, Mark Poland, Paul McComiskey; Donal O’Hare, Conor Harrison, Benny Coulter.

So, for both managers it’s a case of just one change each from last weekend. In our case, that solitary alteration sees Cathal Carolan – a second half sub at Croke Park – named to make his senior debut at wing-forward.  In the consequent reshuffle Richie Feeney moves across to 11, with Aidan O’Shea shifting to midfield where he replaces Jason Gibbons, who drops to the bench.   For them, meanwhile, the sole change involves the goalkeeping position, with Brendan McVeigh coming in for Michael Cunningham.

Comparing the two teams named above to those that started in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final, we have ten survivors from that one (thirteen if you include subs introduced that day) whereas Down have eight (nine including subs).

16 thoughts on “James and James make one change each

  1. Wj coming from the noth side of the capital you will easily be in newry in 1 hour, it should be a high scoring game with mayo coming out on top,by the way benny coultar has us as one of the top 3 or 4 teams in Ireland.

  2. Seriously thinking of making the trip. When the fixtures came out this was the one I was prepared to miss but having second thoughts now.

  3. Good team named by james today. I just want a good passionate commited performance from the lads tomorrow, with high intensity and a good win.

  4. So under 7 hours to go before Newry. I knows early in year but we need to see a performance to nite. Winning is a habit. I do expect a good performance by Mayo to nite. But mark my words Down will be well up for this one . If they decide to pay tight football we could be in trouble if it stays open i think we will come out well on top .

    What i want to see is the mayo forwards making every ball that comes out of the Down half back line a struggle and i want to see the Mayo back line better under the high ball .

  5. Just lost to Down. Missed 4 goal chances. Will we ever learn. Kildare will put us down on this kind of hit and miss performance. Won everything in the middle but too many loose balls in the second half. We do not learn anything from defeats. If we did we would know it all.

  6. A bit OTT if you think we missed four goal chances? Barry Moran had a good chance the others chances players decided to go for points. Mayo can blame the ref,linesman etc tonight however they simply weren’t good enough to win tonight O’Hara scored 0-8 for them? that was the difference really.

    Mayo reached the semi finals with just 7 points last year three games to go and Mayo could end up with 8 (looks likely but still possible)

  7. dunno what to think,not to worry because its so early in the year or this is good as it gets for the rest of the year,it was a must win game tonite and still came up short,need miracle to stay up looking at games coming up,still dont see any do or die attitude in team or coach,its gonna be along year

  8. Down came with the same game plan as Tyrone and again we had slow decision making from the line. In fairness players have improoved with quick ball but management still very slow with a plan b. To date we have beaten a very poor Kery team who couldnt score for the entire second half. Worrying to say the least.

  9. Yup he was poor Sean but Donie Vaughan is the biggesy hole in the team. He really offers little. Dispossessed easily. Cannot tackle, technically poor and all in a crucial position.

    Bad night all round – we’re going nowhere. Remember September days were a false dawn last year with our easy draw

  10. Same old….same old…we don’t know how to win a tight match. Forwards were dreadful first half, so much wasted possession, continue to carry the ball into the tackle and then get tied up in knots. An awful lot of work to do before the Championship. Wonder if J H showed a little more passion on the sideline, might it lift the team.

  11. We’re neither experimenting nor winning in this league. No new defenders found. No new forwards found. Still waiting for a forward to raise a green flag since Andy got injured.

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