The Farney lads are out first with their pick for Sunday – in fact they made their team announcement last night and their starting fifteen shows one change from the team beaten so narrowly by Dublin last time out. That sole alteration sees Daniel McKenna replacing the injured Kieran Hughes at full-forward. Their team and subs for Sunday are as follows:
Monaghan (NFL Division One v Mayo, 6/3/2016): Rory Beggan (An Bhoth); Colin Walshe (Dubhamlacht), Drew Wylie (Béal Atha Beithe), Ryan Wylie (Béal Atha Beithe); Kieran Duffy (Leachtain), Fintan Kelly (Cluain Eois), Karl O’Connell (Tigh Thaláinn); Neil McAdam (Cláirsigh Mhuineacháin), Darren Hughes (An Bhoth); Shane Carey (An Bhoth), Dermot Malone (Fág An Bealach), Thomas Kerr (Béal Atha Beithe); Owen Duffy (Leachtain), Daniel McKenna (Gaeil Triúcha), Conor McManus (Cluain Tiobraid). Subs: Mark Keogh (Seán Mac Diarmada), Conor Boyle (Cluain Tiobraid), Niall McKeown (Buíochar), Paudie McKenna (Gaeil Triúcha), Dessie Mone (Cluain Tiobraid), Mark Thornton (An Buíochar), Gavin Doogan (Machaire Cluain), Padraic Keenan (Corr Dubh), Ryan McAnespie (Scairbh na gCaorach), Conor McCarthy (An Bhoth), Barry McGinn (Dubhamlacht).
We’re due to make our team announcement at some stage this evening.
If you’re looking for something to keep you going in the meantime, the Mayo Advertiser podcast might do the trick. Here it is:
3 thoughts on “One change for Monaghan”
I last saw Monaghan in their QF v Tyrone last summer and I thought their gameplan was terrible. They had Conor McManus and, I think, Darren Hughes [or was it Kieran Hughes] in their full forward line and did everything except give them quick ball. I saw full backs solo the ball to midfield and then lose all idea of what to do. Of course Tyrone by then were back in numbers anyway. At one point I saw their full back solo the ball across the field from near one sideline to the other, then give a short pass backwards to another who also went on a pointless solo run. Keeping tabs on Conor McManus without fouling is the key to getting the win. The Hughes bros, esp. Darren, are their other big trump cards.
Kieran Hughes is loss for them. Another tough assignment but we can win it. Id like to see more attempts at getting scores. When we attack the ball must go dead either by scoring (preferably) or kicking it wide. We dont like too many wides but its better than coughing up possession then being hit hard on the break. Our team will probably be much the same. Doherty will probably replace Higgins
Id like to see more efforts for scores. Now that we are defending properly im hoping our attacking will spur into life. We have few more guys to call on and id like to see Andy introduced. Though his pace aint great he might just distribute a few nice swirling passes into Aiden to find the onion bag.
Ger Cafferkey has came in for heaps of criticism over last few years and his form now tells us that he is a very good man marker. Playing very well as is all the defence. Looking forward to the trip and we will be much happier on the road home
C McManus was marked by one man when he scored from play.This was in the game against Dublin…..Interesting to see how we manage that situation.Three others scored:
Hughes brothers….1pt apiece
K Duffy …..2pts.
Seven players scored for the Dubs.
So,on Sunday we have two teams who’ll be searching for their shooting boots! Besides the fact that we are due a win and should do it this time,it ll be another great runout for our new fellas.