This short piece in the Mayo News yesterday indicates that all of the 26 players who were togged on Saturday night are likely to be available for selection for our final round match against Derry this Sunday. It’s also stated in that article that Aghamore duo Alan Freeman and Brendan Harrison were both withdrawn from the fray at Croke Park due to “flu symptoms” but that both should be okay for Sunday. There’s no mention, though, of Ger Cafferkey, who – as far as I know – had to be replaced on Saturday night due to injury.
Assuming that everyone is okay, I’d say we’ll see very little change to the starting fifteen for Sunday. Mikie Sweeney will certainly be pushing hard for a place in the team from the throw-in but James might want to hold him in reserve until the match starts to open up a bit after the break.
By the way, someone was asking about our full subs list for last Saturday. Aside from Shane McHale, David Drake, Seamus O’Shea, Ton Parsons, Enda Varley and Mikie Sweeney, all of whom saw action at Croke Park, the bench that night included sub goalie Brendan Walsh, as well as Kevin Keane, Stephen Coen, Adam Gallagher and Darren Coen.