There I was about to pack away the laptop and hit the water but I see we’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is:
Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Tipperary, 21/8/2016): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber, captain).
So it’s just one change from the team that started against Tyrone. That day we opted to play without a specialist full-back but for this one Kevin Keane has been recalled to the starting fifteen, with Alan Dillon making way. Jason Doherty – a late replacement prior to throw-in the last day for Evan Regan – retains his place in the forwards.
Once again we’ve opted not to named our subs’ list at this juncture. Too right and all: why change a winning format?
UPDATE: Tipperary have now named their team as well and, unsurprisingly, it’s unchanged from the one that started against Galway in the quarters. Full details are here.