Details of our match-day 26 for this evening’s FBD League semi-final against Galway in the Dome (throw-in 6pm) were announced late last night. Here’s the starting fifteen and subs we’ve named for this pre-season outing:
Mayo (FBD Connacht League semi-final v Galway, 7/1/2022): Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels); Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Conor O’Shea (Breaffy), Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Fergal Boland (Aghamore), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Frank Irwin (Ballina Stephenites); James Carr (Ardagh), Fionnan Duffy (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Jack Mahon (Charlestown Sarsfields). Subs: Jack Livingstone (Breaffy), Paddy Heneghan (Castlebar Mitchels), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Ruairi Keane (Mayo Gaels), Justin Healy (Cill Chomain), Rory Brickenden (Westport), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Paul Towey (Charlestown Sarsfields), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore).
Obviously, it’s all change from last time out. Just four of the starting fifteen named for this evening’s game also started in last September’s All-Ireland final, Padraig O’Hora, Paddy Durcan (who captains the team this evening), Michael Plunkett and Diarmuid O’Connor all lined out against Tyrone, while Jordan Flynn and James Carr, both of whom start this evening, joined the fray off the bench last September.
Five lads – Donnacha McHugh, Sam Callinan, Frank Irwin, Fionnan Duffy and Jack Mahon – are being given their first run-out at Senior level tonight. Four others – Jack Livingstone, Paddy Heneghan, Ruairi Keane, Justin Healy – feature within the match-day panel at Senior level for the first time.
The best of luck to the team this evening and special best wishes to all those players making their Senior debuts.