We’ve named our starting fifteen to face Donegal in our final round League match at MacHale Park on Sunday (throw-in 3pm). Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Donegal, 5/4/2015): Kenneth O’Malley (Ballinrobe); Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts),Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe);Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole); Mark Ronaldson (Shrule/Glencorrib), Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber).
So it’s just the one change from the Cork game, with the goalkeeping musical chairs continuing unabated. The pros and cons of this particular policy were discussed at length last time out so there’s no need to do so again now. I do, however, think it’s worth repeating again (and it’s with no disrespect towards Kenneth O’Malley or Robbie Hennelly that I say this) that this policy of continual change between the sticks makes no bloody sense at all. At this stage, it’s starting to smack of chronic indecision.
That aside, it’s the same team as the one that lined out last Sunday and you’d have to say that no changes were warranted after the performance the lads put in at Páirc Uí Rinn the last day. Best of luck to them on Sunday.
UPDATE: Donegal have also named their team tonight – full details here. They’ve made just two changes from the side that walloped Tyrone last time out, with Paddy McGrath and Colm McFadden coming in for the injured Neil Gallagher and the suspended Michael Murphy. In the continuing absence of ‘keeper Paul Durcan, Manus Boyle continues to deputise between the posts.