Johnno hints at changes for Sunday

No team announced yet for the Limerick match on Sunday – that probably won’t happen till Thursday evening – but Johnno has already confirmed that there’ll be a few changes from the Donegal game. Citing Limerick’s “much more direct style”, he appears to be thinking about picking a side to deal with such a playing approach. Maybe Heaney will get picked, after all. Johnno mentions that there’ll be a “couple of changes” – is the Great One being literal here or are we talking two or three? – but it looks as if the reshuffle will be minimal enough. Devenney in for Heaney, McGarrity in for Harte, with a few switches in the forwards – positional as well as personnel – is likely to be as far as the changes will go. I’d say Killer and Campbell will have to be content with joining the action from the bench.

One more nugget of information from the same story, relating to the Clare match, which was that Aidan Higgins lined out for the first time since the All-Ireland. (That’s ten of the team now, only five to go!) Aidan had a great year for us last year, apart from the final (which was the case with the bulk of the team) and his return to the colours will boost our options in the backline.

Finally, also in the Mayo News, Kevin McStay reminds us just how tough this current NFL campaign is. He makes the valid point that the days of using the League to blood promising youngsters are over and that, with points difference so important in deciding final placings, every score really does count. Another reason why we need a good win on Sunday.

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