While most attention is, understandably, being focused on our senior championship clash with Galway on Sunday, it’s worth bearing in mind that we have two teams in action at Pearse Stadium that afternoon. The curtain raiser in Salthill on Sunday is the Connacht Junior football final against Sligo (throw-in 2pm) and details of the team and subs announced tonight for this one are as follows:
Mayo (Connacht JFC Final v Sligo, 19/5/2013): Paul Mannion (Mayo Gaels); Barry Leonard (Lahardane McHales, Captain), Pat Lacken (Ardnaree), Gary Loftus (Ballintubber); Ja McDonagh (Kilmaine), Conor Walsh (Balla), Padraig Feerick (Hollymount/Carramore); Dean Gavin (Ballintubber), Sean Morris (Charlestown); Adam Gallagher (Mayo Gaels), Micheál Forde (Ballycastle), Ronan Doherty (Ardnaree); Eamon Tiernan (Castlebar Mitchels), Joe Owens (Charlestown), Kevin Newell (Ardnaree). Subs: Paul Tiernan (Ballinrobe), Oisin Quinn (Bohola Moy Davitts), Gareth O’Donnell (Charlestown), David Hughes (Kilmaine), David Caffrey (Charlestown), Ray Geraghty (Ballintubber), Michael Moran (Burrishoole), Danny McGowan (Islandeady), Kevin Gibbons (Louisburgh).
The Juniors are managed this year by Michael Moyles and his management team includes well-known former county senior players Aidan Higgins and Brian Maloney as well as Padraic Costello and Ciaran Kelly.
Best of luck to the Juniors as they aim to secure back-to-back provincial titles at this level.