Minors unchanged for semi-final

The minor team for Sunday’s All-Ireland Semi-Final with Tyrone at Croke Park (throw-in 1.30 pm) was announced a short time ago and, as expected, it’s the same as the one that started against Offaly in the quarter-final a few weeks back.  Here’s the team and subs for Sunday:

Mayo (MFC v Offaly): Paul Mannion (Mayo Gaels); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Niall Freeman (Aghamore), Ciaran Twomey (Ballina Stephenites); Ryan Quirke (Claremorris), Conor Walsh (Balla), Conor Horan (Swinford); Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels), Sean McGarry (Ballina Stephenites); Fergal Durkan (Castlebar Mitchels), Mícheál Forde (Ballycastle), Sean Kelly (Moy Davitts); Jack McDonnell (Swinford), Darren Coen (Hollymount), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber).  Subs: Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels), Mark Regan (Moy Davitts), Darren Durkan (Parke), Keith Ruttledge (Knockmore), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy), Adrian Leonard (Lahardane), Cian Costello (Castlebar Mitchels), Brian Gilmartin (Moy Davitts), James Shaughnessy (Claremorris), Brian Timlin (Knockmore), Ryan Warden (Ballyhaunis), Nicky Pilbrow (Claremorris), Josh Roynane (Davitts), David Twomey (Ballina Stephenites), John Sammon (Burrishoole), Eamon McAndrew (Belmullet).

8 thoughts on “Minors unchanged for semi-final

  1. Just read Mike Finnerty’s piece about coaching structures in Mayo. It makes case for the problem being the system for bringing minors through to senior, rather than there being a problem earlier in the development process. It shows that we should be concentrating on the things that are actually wrong rather than jumping to the wrong conclusions.

    Getting a senior management team in place that works closely with Billy McNicholas seems the obvious first step.

    Keep the Faith!

  2. Fourgoal, I’ve often felt the most crucial years in a footballers development are from 17-22… 5 years where a lot of hard work can reap great dividends or where many’s the young man is waylaid by other distractions. I’d see this as being equally as important as the current emphasis on 60-strong county ‘elite’ squads as seen in many counties. If you lose a lad during this time it’s unlikely he’ll ever feature in a county jersey.
    Surprising to see Micko still linked with the Mayo job. I think he’s using one county to bid the others up…

  3. According to the Mayo Advertiser, John Maughan has ruled himself out of the running for the manager job.

    I wonder if he means it or if he is hoping that the county board will adopt the Mrs Doyle ‘go on, go on, go on … ‘ approach.

    Do we want another outwardly reluctant manager? But then when the options include a winter of arseboxing, what are we to do?

    Keep the Faith!

  4. INdependent is reporting that the Dublin Mayo Supporters Club are very keen on Micko for the job. I would be completley astounded if that were the case, and frankly disapointed.
    What about the idea of Maughan with someone like Ray D or Noel C involved also or is that a mad idea?

  5. Micky Ned stepping down in Limerick is also something to keep am eye on. So far two nominations have been received, neither with the letter from the nominee saying why he interested. That suggests that the nominees either haven’t been consulted or they are keeping their powder dry.

    It’s going to be an interesting few days.

    Keep the Faith!

  6. WJ Club Mayo has no involvement at all in the management appointment and has not approached any party nor would we. Article is without foundatiob

  7. By: Club Mayo on August 20th, 2010

    I’m not to sure what to make of all this club Mayo talk.

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