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.
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.