We named our team for Sunday’s National Football League Division One decider a short while ago. Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named to face Kerry.
Mayo (NFL Division One Final v Kerry, 31/3/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Lee Keegan (Westport), Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy); Fergal Boland (Aghamore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), James Carr (Ardagh).
So, League decider or no League decider, the switching and shifting continues and as a result the team picked for Sunday contains five changes from the one that started the last day against Monaghan. Into the team come goalkeeper Robbie Hennelly, as well as Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Donal Vaughan and debutant James Carr. Out from the last day go the injured David Clarke, as well as Stephen Coen, Eoin O’Donoghue, James McCormack and Conor Diskin.
Sunday’s team contains nine survivors from the side that lined out against Kerry in Tralee two weekends back. Chris Barrett, Brendan Harrison, Keith Higgins, Donal Vaughan, Matthew Ruane, Aidan O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor, Jason Doherty and Kevin McLoughlin all started for us in Tralee, while Robbie Hennelly, Lee Keegan and Fergal Boland all saw action off the bench that night.
Best of luck to the lads on Sunday. Special best wishes to Ardagh’s James Carr, who’s set to make his full debut in the final. More power to him.
Kerry also named their pick for Sunday tonight and, by contrast, they stick to the same who lined out for them last time out. Full details on Kerry’s team are here.