This week’s Mayo News (paper and digital edition) has a piece by Mike Finnerty in which James Horan talks about the new faces who are likely to be given some game time in the FBD. Names mentioned in this context are Brian Gallagher and Keith Rogers (who were both involved last year), Mikie Sweeney (who played for the county a few times in the league back in 2009 and 2010), Castlebar Mitchels’ duo Tom King and Eoghan O’Reilly and U21 captain Adam Gallagher, as well as Stephen Coen, Diarmuid O’Connor and Conor Loftus, who were all on last year’s All-Ireland winning minor team.
According to James, we can expect to see “an array of new talent in action” over the coming few weeks, which would suggest that the above list is only a partial one. James added that in sifting for talent in the FBD his aim is “to find three to five players that will stand up and push for a place over the course of the year.”
More on this is available in the paper itself, which also has a match report on Saturday’s U21 Hastings Cup win over Longford, a great, in-depth piece with Aidan Kilcoyne on his heartbreaking injury travails and plenty more besides.