Monday’s minor team named


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.

12 thoughts on “Monday’s minor team named

  1. Didn’t play Galway in the Connacht final and Seamus Cunniffe didn’t start the last day.

  2. Good luck to our Minors, and hope the result of the 4pm Sunday game helps to spur them on and reach Croker , these lads are our future.

  3. Good luck to the minors on Monday. Really believe there is an all Ireland in this team and management.

  4. Best of luck on Monday. That Westmeath team aren’t hectic – Mayo looked better from what I’ve seen from both teams. But Mayo will need to sort out their midfield in my view – they looked very light their the last day. However, they do have nice forwards and hopefully they will do the business.

  5. Will take a huge effort.

    Galway played better football to be fair as did Roscommon but Mayo got great goals. I like the look of Conroy and Coen especially. A lot needed from them though by way of improvement . Westmeath have a good centrefield potentially though they werent great against Kildare.

    Biggest problem for them is Tommy Carr- makes every game about him and in my opinion is a poor manager.

  6. Thanks all – made a bit of a bags of that minor list, didn’t I? (Detail and speed don’t always mix!) I’ve corrected it so I think it’s okay now.

  7. Willie Joe think there is more than one change. Stephen Burke started at centre forward in the Connacht final, got injured and is not even on the squad now for the west meath match. Hope he is back for the semi final

  8. Willie Joe Stephen Burke definitely started at 11 against the Rossies and was superb in his distribution and scoring which reminded me of a certain blonde genius!

  9. Thanks, Rober – it is just the one change, I think, but I got it wrong (again) in the revisions I did last night. The single change in the team from the Connacht final is the straight swap of Michael Plunkett for Stephen Burke at centre-forward, while the rest is just switching around from what I can see. Apologies for the confusion – I’m a bit distracted with other stuff at the minute!

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