We’ve finally named our team to play Dublin at Croke Park in this evening’s All-Ireland semi-final. Here it is:
Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 14/8/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Lee Keegan (Westport), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Darren McHale (Knockmore); Tommy Conroy (The Neale), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, captain), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet).
So, the rumours – and there were plenty of them flying around the last few days – were correct. Oisín Mullin – the 2020 Young Footballer of the Year and a man who has become key for us in such a short space of time – is out, with Eoghan McLaughlin coming into the half-back line. Kevin McLoughlin also starts, with Bryan Walsh dropping out. Aside from that it’s the same team as that which started against Galway, albeit with a few positional switches.
The best of luck to James and the lads this evening.