The team to face Cork in Sunday’s NFL Division One clash at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday (throw-in 2pm) was named a short while ago tonight. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Cork, 29/3/2015): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Tom Parsons (Charlestown); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole); Mark Ronaldson (Shrule/Glencorrib), Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber).
So it’s six switches from the side that started against Dublin two weekends ago. In come David Clarke (and I really hope that this marks the end of the ludicrous musical chairs exercise for the goalkeeper’s jersey that’s been going on since New Year), Ger Cafferkey, Barry Moran, Tom Parsons, Danny Kirby and Alan Dillon in place of Robbie Hennelly, Tom Cunniffe (injured), Patrick Durcan (suspended), Seamus O’Shea (injured), Diarmuid O’Connor and Alan Freeman.
Cork have also named their team (and subs) for Sunday, full details are here. The Rebels have made four changes and a number of positional switches from the side that started against Tyrone, as this piece on Red FM explains. Despite all this shuffling, the side they’ve named looks like a very strong one.