The team for Sunday has just been named and, as was well flagged in advance, the sole change from the side that started in the quarter-final against Down sees Enda Varley replace injured captain Andy Moran. Enda will start at top of the right with Cillian O’Connor switching over to full-forward. Aside from that it’s the same line-up that took the field against Down.
In Andy’s absence, the team will be captained at Croke Park by David Clarke and the lads are set to line out as follows:
Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 2/9/2012): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites, captain); Kevin Keane (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stepenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber); Enda Varley (Garrymore), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Michael Conroy (Davitts).
As is now customary practice for us, no details of who is on the subs bench for Sunday have been released at this stage.