Team for Derry match named

This is from Midwest’s website this morning – there’s nothing as yet up on the official Mayo GAA site or anywhere else from what I can see – so I’m not 100% sure as to whether or not it’s the real thing but here it is anyway:

MAYO (v Derry, NFL, 1/2/2009): David Clarke; Liam O’Malley, Ger Cafferkey, Donal Vaughan; Peadar Gardiner, Tom Cunniffe, Pat Kelly; Ronan McGarritty, Tom Parsons; BJ Padden, Trevor Mortimer, Alan Dillon; Andy Moran, Barry Moran, Mikey Sweeney.

This appears to be the same team as that which lined out against Cork in that challenge game last weekend.  From the looks of it, it seems that a serious effort is being made to get a robust spine to the side this year.

I’ll keep an eye out for other sources in relation to the team announcement and, if needs be, update this post should official sources show any changes to the above.

6 thoughts on “Team for Derry match named

  1. It’s a fairly strong team, we’re surely the bet of the weekend at 4/5, stick in the rossies as well against a god awful Offaly team!

    It should cover the expenses.

  2. Club Mayo Dublin are reporting the same team so I’m now taking it as official. Nothing, though, from the official Mayo GAA site: I feel a rant coming on!

  3. Yes me thinks Mayo are good things and I am a galway man. Mayo have a super record in nfl @ home

  4. broadcasting from the “mainland” so wont make it unfortunately. I have always delcared my love for league matches in ballina and guess what, i have to miss the first one there in a long time. Anyway team looks interesting. Who is Vaughan???? Really interesting to see how Cafferky gets on….if he answers the call well anything could happen. No sign of heaney??? Hes still needed btw. We have a chance but the “diminutive” one could be the difference between winning and loosing. If the FB line does well tomorrow i will be really happy. A result would be a huge bonus.

  5. Pity you’ll be missing it, Ted – I’m heading west myself early enough tomorrow.

    Donal Vaughan is from Ballinrobe and played at left-corner back at U21 level last year (where, incidentally, Ger Cafferkey was full-back, Tom Cunniffe was centre-back, Tom Parsons was at midfield and Mikey Sweeney was top-of-the-right in the AI semi-final against Kerry).

    BTW – I’ll be doing regular score updates to the site tomorrow during the match if that’s any good to you.

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