Team to play Kerry named

We’ve named our team to play Kerry at MacHale Park tomorrow afternoon (throw-in 1pm). Here it is:

Mayo (NFL Division One v Kerry 1/3/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Lee Keegan (Westport); Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, captain), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels).

So it’s two changes from the Monaghan game last weekend. David Clarke returns in goal in place of Robbie Hennelly, while Eoin O’Donoghue replaces Fergal Boland, resulting in a reshuffle that sees Stephen Coen at midfield and Jordan Flynn at wing-forward.

Kerry named their team last night, details on that here. It’s as strong a team as they could have named, to all intents and purposes it’s a full Championship fifteen. If we’re to win this one, it’ll be the hard way.

Just a quick reminder about the Croí event that’s on at An Sportlann before tomorrow’s match. The panel discussion, featuring former Mayo and Kerry greats, has now been fixed for 11am tomorrow, lasting an hour. The Mayo team will be wearing a one-time-only jersey with the Croí logo on it in tomorrow’s game.

There are, of course, two other Mayo matches fixed for tomorrow. The women are in LGFA League action against Cork, a match that was meant to be played last weekend but fell foul of the last storm to hit us. This Division One game is now going ahead at Mallow tomorrow at 3pm.

Details of the Mayo team for this match are here and the game will be streamed live by the LGFA on Facebook.

The hurlers are also in action tomorrow. Their NHL Division 2A clash with Meath at Páirc Tailteann gets underway at 12.30pm and details of the Mayo team for that game are here.

Best of luck to all three Mayo teams in action tomorrow.

18 thoughts on “Team to play Kerry named

  1. Good luck to Mayo tommorow, Tyrone’s well deserved victory over Dessi Farrell’s Mighty Dubs, on the face of it, makes it a much bigger challenge for Mayo to stay up… But you never know in Sport…Who would have taught that Tyrone could turn around that terrible tanking they took at the hand’s of Galway, and beat the Dubs… That result certainly will remove any hint of complanacy tommorow, most definitely a better mind frame for Mayo to be entering the Fray… Earlier than usual start ..1PM… Let’s cook up another Storm ourselves the Mayo Fan’s!

  2. Way to early to be saying we’re relegated, 6 points to play for. 3/4 teams still in the mix to go down. Where is digits to give the permutations? He knows it’s way too early for that, maybe tomorrow evening

  3. There should be sanctions against Dublin and Tyrone for their thuggish behaviour but they’re Won’t Cos Dublin are the media darlings and the GAA darlings too. But if and when Jordan Flynn gets sent off again tomorrow The Asal and co will have a field day

  4. Whilst a win is absolutely vital tomorrow, what we really need is a cohesive performance from the starting team plus subs.

    On the face of it I can’t see it happening, reason being we’ve played poorly in all matches so far.

    Football has become a power / strength game and we don’t posses it at the minute. Especially in the league.

    We may be able to dance in the summer but we’re failing now.

    Serious performance needed.

  5. Tyrones win is the biggest blow to our div 1 survival.
    I think we might sneak something tomorrow but think we will go down anyway.
    It’s impossible to compete given our injured /unavailable players,simple as that.

  6. Really need to step it up tomorrow. That’s a very strong side Kerry have named. Aidan needs a bit of support tomorrow. Too many lads leaning on him to hold the show together. Great chance for the likes of Oisin Mullin to pit himself against the very best.

  7. I know a lot of us had probably planned our weekend around the game tonight
    And it being moved to tomorrow is not ideal
    But as many of us as possible should Do our best to make it
    A pivotal game in this transitional period imo
    Let’s make the effort and do our best to help the team reverse the terrible home record !

  8. Too many people on here are dismissing our chances when we play Galway.
    I give us every chance that day.
    Getting even a draw against Kerry would be a big help though.

  9. It was some bounce back by Tyrone after the mauling they got last weekend from Galway.
    Tyrone have that in their locker. They are not as bad as last weekend and I think they also beat Kerry already this year. They have shown they can go from shocking one week to a big performance the next.

    The worry for mayo is that we have not shown the ability to step up our performances so far this year although the lads worked their socks off to get that point from Donegal.

    People are right in saying that there is almost half the league yet to play, however, if the performances don’t improve, by quite a bit, there is a likliehood that we could end up the league with 3 points.

    With that named kerry team tomorrow, Galway firing on all cylinders, and depending on what Tyrone show up when we meet, this could be a tough league for us.

    I hope I’m wrong on all counts, but judging on our league to date we are lucky enough to be on 3 points and in reality have only been better than one other team in the league.

    I hope tomorrow that begins to change.

    Good luck to the team and managment.

    We’ll still be Mayo fans come hell or high water.

  10. Discipline will be key today. We can’t afford to go down to 14 men again. It’s killing us as we don’t have the physicality with the team named. I just hope the mayo grit shows up today.

  11. Best of luck to all travelling and playing today. Hoping to see much more of the Mayo of old out there on the pitch – grit , determination and no little skill! Maigh Eo Abú!

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