I’m a bit late to the party on this one as I’ve been offline for much of the day but here’s the team we’ve named for tomorrow’s all-or-nothing qualifier clash with Monaghan:
Mayo (All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 1 v Monaghan, 4/6/2022): Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Enda Hession (Garrymore); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore, captain), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Bryan Walsh (Ballintubber), Aiden Orme (Knockmore), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); James Carr (Ardagh), Jack Carney (Kilmeena), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber).
I know details of the subs have been posted by some but the official announcement only covers the first fifteen so I’ll confine the list here to that.
There’s an eye-catching six (and not seven, as claimed by Mayo GAA in the official announcement linked above) changes from the team that started against Galway last time out, some of which are obviously enforced. Into the starting team come Rob Hennelly, Enda Hession, Paddy Durcan, Bryan Walsh, Aiden Orme and Jack Carney, while out go Rory Byrne, Padraig O’Hora (possibly injured), Michael Plunkett (definitely injured), Conor Loftus, Ryan O’Donoghue (definitely injured) and Jason Doherty.
Ryan’s loss is, obviously, a huge blow but it’s not a surprise, as it’s been known for at least the last week that he was struggling with a groin strain. On the plus side, it’s great to see Robbie and Paddy back and that Oisín has recovered from the hamstring problem that forced him off in the Galway game.
The best of luck to all the lads tomorrow.
We’ve a special podcast episode for club members on Patreon providing instant reaction to the team announcement, with Mike and Stephen Drake.