I’m a bit behind the curve on this, I know (and thanks to The Brother, and everyone who posted details here, for alerting me and spreading the word before I got the laptop fired up today), but, for the record and all that, both counties earlier today named unchanged teams for Sunday’s Connacht final (throw-in 2 pm), the details of which are as follows:
Mayo (Connacht SFC Final v Roscommon, 17/7/2011): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Alan Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels); Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Trevor Mortimer (Shrule-Glencorrib); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Alan Dillon (Captain, Ballintubber), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen); Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Alan Freeman (Aghamore), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole). Subs: David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Dermot Geraghty (Shrule-Glencorrib), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Lee Keegan (Westport), James Kilcullen (Ballaghaderreen), Ronan McGarrity (Ballina Stephenites), Peadar Gardiner (Crossmolina), Aidan Campbell (Swinford), Enda Varley (Garrymore), Mark Ronaldson (Shrule-Glencorrib).
So, for the first time since James Horan took over, we’ve named the same starting fifteen for two matches running (in fact, it’s the first occasion this year that we’ve named a team with fewer than five changes from the one that took the field the previous time). The only change is a positional one, with Tom Cunniffe and Keith Higgins switching corners. Amongst the subs there’s just one change, with Dermot Geraghty added to the bench while Neil Douglas drops out.
Roscommon’s team, which is the same fifteen that started their semi-final against Leitrim, is as follows:
Roscommon (Connacht SFC Final v Mayo, 17/7/2011): Geoffrey Claffey (Castlerea St. Kevins); Seán McDermott (Western Gaels), Niall Carty (Padraig Pearses), Stephen Ormsby (St. Faithleachs); David Keenan (St. Barrys), Peter Domican (Captain, St. Brigids), Donal Ward (Western Gaels), Michael Finneran (St. Dominics), Karol Mannion (St. Brigids); Senan O’Grady (St. Faithleachs), Kevin Higgins (Western Gaels), Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels); Conor Devaney (Kilbride) Senan Kilbride (St. Brigids), Donal Shine (Clann na nGael).
The Rossies haven’t, from what I can see, named their list of subs as yet.