Match-day panel for Connacht Minor final named

We’ve named our match-day panel for this evening’s Connacht MFC final against Galway at Tuam Stadium (throw-in 7pm). Here’s the 24-player panel we’ve named for the game:

Mayo (Connacht MFC final v Galway, 26/5/2023): Conor Meaney (Westport); James Lavelle (Belmullet), Eoin McGreal (Garrymore), Yousif Coghill (Breaffy); Jamie Clarke (Bohola Moy Davitts), Rio Mortimer (Claremorris, captain), Fionan O’Reilly (Castlebar Mitchels); Tiernan Egan (Hollymount/Carramore), Shane Cunningham (Castlebar Mitchels); Colm Lynch (Parke Keelogues Crimlin), Tom Lydon (The Neale), Dara Neary (Parke Keelogues Crimlin); Darragh Beirne (Claremorris), Josh Carey (Kiltane), Senan Guilfoyle (Eastern Gaels). Subs: Dylan O’Brien (Davitts), Conall Breslin (Aghamore), Seán Walsh (Killala), Seánie O’Reilly (Castlebar Mitchels), Conor Ryder (Bohola Moy Davitts), Gavin Forry (Castlebar Mitchels), Thomas Tuffy (Swinford), Ryan Gibbons (Castlebar Mitchels), Fionnan Burke (Kiltimagh).

The starting fifteen we’ve named for this evening’s game shows one change from the team that lined out in last Friday’s rip-roaring semi-final against Roscommon. Regular full-back Eoin McGreal, who didn’t start against the Rossies, comes back into the team, with Seánie O’Reilly, who lined out instead last week, dropping out.

For those who can’t make it to Tuam this evening, the game is live on the TG4 Player, with full deferred coverage later on this evening on TG4. Midwest will also have full radio commentary on the game. We will, as usual, have a Final Whistle podcast show up on Patreon soon after the game is over.

The best of luck to the lads this evening as they shoot for provincial glory.

23 thoughts on “Match-day panel for Connacht Minor final named

  1. Only right it should be Galway Mayo Connacht final this evening in Tuam for the last time as the old stand will be taken down in June and work starting on a new one…
    Sun is shining here .. looking forward to a big crowd and a great game…

  2. Good game so far…two balanced teams. We could nick it if we get the shooting right but long distance points have been nice from both teams. Galway winning midfeld but anything can happen.
    Maigheo abu

  3. From 0-3 behind on 13 minutes to leading 5-3 on 21 minutes and behind 8-7 at half time. It’s topsy turvy thus far. Galway losing big Sean Walsh to injury has to be a blow to them.

  4. Well done to our minors great to win connacht the future looks bright some great talent in the team

  5. Fair play to the Minors. Great second half from them, they pulled away to win with a bit to spare. Onwards and upwards for them now.

  6. Not as competitive of a game as last weeks semi final which was won deep into injury time but for a 2nd weekend in a row two goals in 5 minutes proved key. That’s back to back minor titles for the first time since 2013/14 and All Ireland title was won then so I’m sure this crop will be aiming high.

  7. Great win. Aren’t the neale producing great forwards with Tommy Conroy and now tom Lydon looks a great prospect. 2 or 3 years time they should have 2 top class forwards on the club senior team

  8. Brilliant win for our minors. Well done. Something needs to be done about our underage academy winning these back to back Connaught titles.

  9. As last year there is nothing between the two teams. Mayo won 2 out of 3 last year but Galway won the big one. This year it’s 1-1 so who knows?
    I think we will be seeing clash after clash between these two groups along with last year’s players in the coming years. Another entertaining game tonight and fair play to both outfits but thankfully Mayo came out on top again. Some serious talents out there.

  10. Congrats to the Mayo lads who were much better on the day. I understand both teams go into a QF now but not sure maybe Mayo to a semi. Galway managed to come back last year and win it out but not much energy tonight but perhaps its a very strong Mayo team this year. It will be interesting to see how how it plays out.

  11. Well done to the minors, credit to both teams for making the game a great watch. Some seirious players on both sides. Really impressed with our full back McGreal and corner back no.4. Darragh Beirne knows where the pots are and Tom Lydon looks like another fine player out of the Neale.

    Two teams will probably meet again this year. Mayo and Galway seniors will be in fine fettle for years to come with talent like them to come through.

  12. Great second half when they settled into the game. These lads look very comfortable on the ball and play a very mature type of game.
    Well done lads.

  13. Brilliant win for the minors some great talent coming through good game over all it was fairly open which is great to watch in these under age games players expressing them selves and not fully coached into robotic systems, need to go on and finish the job which is well capable of these group

  14. Need to practice closing-out a game. Galway could easily have nicked a goal or more following Mayo’s 2nd goal. The name of the game is ball retention, which appears to be unheard of in this county.
    (Kildale now know all about it (v Sligo) but in their case it was lack of – 3 points up going into added time & didn’t have the wit to play keep-ball & coughed up 3 points)
    Despite that reservation Mayo U17s were well up for it this evening but Galway haven’t gone away.

  15. @chesneychet fair play for the nice comment and hard luck to your guys today . It is a minor match after all !

    Well done to your guns & management enjoy the win !

    Great talent coming through! Good start to the weekend ha!

  16. They’re u17s Mayo Exile, maybe the game is more free than ball retention at that age?

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