Given all the hoopla surrounding the senior quarter-final against Donegal it’s easy to forget that the recently crowned Connacht minor champions are also in action over the Bank Holiday weekend. They are, though, and the minor team to play Westmeath in their All-Ireland quarter-final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore on Bank Holiday Monday was named earlier on tonight. Here are the details in full:
Mayo (All-Ireland MFC quarter-final v Westmeath, 4/8/2013): Mark Mulligan (Claremorris); Eddie Doran (Achill), David Kenny (Aghamore), Michael Hall (Breaffy); Ronan Finn (Claremorris), Stephen Coen (Captain, Hollymount/Carramore), Sean Conlon (Castlebar Mitchels); Val Roughneen (Balla), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Cian Hanley (Ballaghaderreen); Darragh Doherty (Kilmaine), Liam Irwin (Breaffy), Tommy Conroy (Kiltane). Subs: Mathew Flanagan (Balla), Hugh Cafferty (Crossmolina), Kevin Jordan (Mayo Gaels), Seamus Cunniffe (Ballaghaderreen), Padraig Prendergast (Louisburgh), Brian Walsh (Ballintubber), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), James Langan (Knockmore), Conor Byrne (Moy Davitts).
There’s one change from the side that started against Roscommon in the Connacht final two weekends ago, with Michael Plunkett coming in at centre-forward in place of Stephen Burke. There are also a few positional switches in the backs, with David Kenny moving across from corner-back to full-back, Sean Conlon shifting from full-back to wing-back and Michael Hall switching to corner-back from wing-back.