We named our team and subs for the Galway game a short time ago. Here’s the full match day list:
Mayo (Connacht SFC v Galway, 24/4/2022): Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels); Lee Keegan (Westport), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore, captain), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); James Carr (Ardagh), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber). Subs: Colm Reape (Knockmore), Enda Hession (Garrymore), Rory Brickenden Westport), David McBrien (Ballaghaderreen), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy), Fergal Boland (Aghamore), Darren McHale (Knockmore), Aiden Orme (Knockmore), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Jack Carney (Kilmeena).
So it’s four changes from the side that lost heavily to Kerry in the National League final three weeks ago. Into the starting fifteen come fit again Oisín Mullin and Eoghan McLaughlin, as well as Kevin McLoughlin and Cillian O’Connor, who makes his first start for the county since he ruptured his Achilles tendon against Clare in a League match played in June last year. Out from Croke Park go Rory Brickenden, Enda Hession, the injured Jordan Flynn and Jack Carney.
David McBrien and Diarmuid O’Connor, who were both battling to recover from injuries make the bench but neither Robbie Hennelly nor Paddy Durcan do. We’ll miss both of them keenly.
Best of luck to James and all the lads named on the match day panel for Sunday.