The team and subs for tomorrow evening’s Connacht minor football semi-final against Galway at MacHale Park (6.30pm) were named a bit earlier this morning. Here’s the full list named:
MAYO (Connacht MFC semi-final v Galway, 4/7/2015): Patrick O’Malley (Westport); Donovan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh), Tommie Keane (Mayo Gaels), John Maughan (Castlebar Mitchels); Paul Lambert (Westport), Rhyne Collins (Castlebar Mitchels), Dylan Cannon (Breaffy); Barry Duffy (Balla, captain), David Hanley (Burrishoole); Sharoize Akram (Ballaghderreen), James Lyons (Aghamore), Ross Egan (Aghamore); Liam Byrne (Moy Davitts), James Carr (Ardagh), Gerry Canavan (Mayo Gaels). Subs: Paul Walsh (Breaffy), Cormac Reape (Knockmore), Jonathan Burke (Swinford), Darren Quinn (Garrymore), Jack Irwin (Ballina Stephenites), Oisin McLoughlin (Westport), Colm Moran (Westport), Kevin Quinn (Ballinrobe), Patrick Lenehan (Charlestown).
From what I can see four of the starting fifteen for tomorrow were also involved last year: Barry Duffy – who lines out at midfield and captains the team this year – was at centre-back on the 2014 team while Sharoize Akram lines out again at wing-forward. Wing-back Dylan Cannon and corner-forward Liam Byrne were both subs on last year’s team.
Best of luck to the lads tomorrow night in this do-or-die championship showdown with the young Tribesmen.