Ray Dempsey has named his starting fifteen for tomorrow afternoon’s Connacht U21 semi-final against Roscommon at Hyde Park (throw-in 4 pm) and he’s decided to stick with the same team that lined out against Leitrim in the last week’s first round. Here’s the team he’s picked:
Mayo (Connacht U21 Championship v Roscommon): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Pat Mulchrone (Burrishoole), Shane McHale (Knockmore), Michael Gallagher (Achill); Lee Keegan (Westport), Eoghan Reilly (Castlebar), Sean Prendergast (Claremorris); Shane Nally (Garrymore), Ger McDonagh (Castlebar Mitchels); Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Jason Doherty (Shrule-Glencorrib); Neill Douglas (Castlebar Mitchels), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Alan Freeman (Aghamore).
This means that Michael Gallagher holds onto the corner-back position with Kevin Keane remaining on the bench. Alan Freeman, whom Johnno said failed at fitness test up at Celtic Park on Saturday evening, is okay again to take his place at top-of-the-left.
Roscommon have also named their side for the Paddy’s Day showdown at the Hyde and here it is:
Roscommon (Connacht U21 Championship v Mayo): Darren OMalley (Michael Glaveys); Jack Sharkey (Kilmore), Neill Collins (Castlerea St Kevins), Michael Higgins (Western Gaels); James Mc Keague (Creggs), Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses), Eamon Bannon (Fuerty); Niall Carty (Padraig Pearses), Kevin Higgins (Western Gaels); Paul Garvey (Kilmore), Cathal Shine (Clann na nGael), Brian Murtagh (St Faithleachs); Alan O’Hara (St Michaels), Donal Shine (Clann na nGael), Niall Kilroy (Fuerty).
The lads at Mayo News have an audio preview of tomorrow’s match.