We’ve just named our team to face Monaghan on Sunday at St Tiernach’s park in Clones (throw-in 2-m) in the opening round of this year’s League Division One campaign. Here it is:
Mayo: (NFL Division One v Monaghan, 28/1/2018). David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Michael Hall (Breaffy), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina).
Our last competitive match a bit over four months ago was, of course, the All-Ireland final and the team we’ve named for Sunday shows eight changes from the one that lined out at the start then. Out go Donal Vaughan, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Chris Barrett, Seamus O’Shea, Tom Parsons, Cillian O’Connor and Andy Moran, while in come Ger Cafferkey, Eoin O’Donoghue, Michael Hall, Jason Gibbons, Stephen Coen, Diarmuid O’Connor, Evan Regan and Conor Loftus.
Best of luck to the lads selected to line out on Sunday. Once again we go again.
UPDATE: Monaghan have now named their 26-man match-day panel for the game, full details of which are here.