Teams named for U21 semi-final tomorrow night

We’ve just named our starting fifteen and subs for tomorrow evening’s Connacht U21 semi-final with Roscommon at Kiltoom (throw-in 7.30pm). Ray Dempsey has kept faith with the same fifteen who started in the preliminary round win over Galway last Wednesday night and there’s just one positional switch, which sees Darren Coen and Conor O’Shea swapping places on the wing. Here’s the list of the team and subs:

Mayo (Connacht U21 Championship Semi-Final v Roscommon, 21/3/2012): Paul Mannion (Mayo Gaels); Michael Walsh (Ardnaree), Niall Freeman (Aghamore), David Gavin (Breaffy); Caolan Crowe (Garrymore), Shane McDermott (Burrishoole), Micheál Forde (Ballycastle); Danny Kirby (Castlebar Mitchels), Danny Geraghty (Ballintubber, captain); Andrew Farrell (Killala), Aidan Walsh (Castlebar Mitchels), Darren Coen (Hollymount-Carramore); Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy). Subs: Conor Campbell (Swinford), Nathan Lally (Westport), Conor Walsh (Balla), Ciaran Charlton (Kiltimagh), John Reilly (Kiltane), Austin O’Toole (Ballina Stephenites), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), James Shaughnessey (Claremorris), Jack McDonnell (Swinford).

Roscommon also named their side earlier on today. Here it is:

Roscommon (Connacht U21 Championship Semi-Final v Mayo, 21/3/2012): Naos Connaughton (St Dominics); Ronan Stack (St Brigids), Cathal Duignan (Clann na Gael), David Murray (Padraig Pearses); Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses), Paddy Brogan (Strokestown, captain), Ciaran Cafferkey (Western Gaels); Fintan Kelly (Castlerea St Kevins), Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses); Finbarr Cregg (Western Gaels), Niall Kilroy (Fuerty), Darren Clabby (Kilbride); Cian Connolly (Roscommon Gaels),Colin Compton (Strokestown), Donal Smith (Boyle).

By the way, the referee for tomorrow night is Leitrim’s Ray McBrien who, from what I can see, has been plying his trade of late in the lower Divisions of the NFL. He also took charge of our FBD match with Roscommon back in January if that rings any bells with anyone.

21 thoughts on “Teams named for U21 semi-final tomorrow night

  1. Ray McBrien was the ref for our minor game vs the Rossies last year from what i remember.

    Having beaten the All Ireland champions is will be disappointing if we don’t win this game.

  2. good luck tommorow and hope you win will be shounting for ye also please beat ross

  3. It was 10 euro into the Galway game Digits so probably more of the same – Best of Luck to the team – I’d say this will be a fierce hard challenge up in Kiltoom – will probably need that bit of luck to come away with a result.

  4. Good luck to the lads. I’m looking forward to the game. It won’t be easy in kiltoom but we are well good enough to beat them.

  5. Season ticket counts for nowt Digits. Unfortunately I won’t make it this week as I was away long enough all day today. Glad to see Coen moved out from the corner. He did well when he moved out last week. Best of luck to them anyway.

  6. Looking forward to welcoming my old friend Willie Joe Padden and the Mayo team to Portugal next month

  7. Thats a poor looking Roscommon side and still no Cathal Shine who has been out injured for a year now. Its a very young team, Niall Daly is a fine player, but at 5′ 9″ is hardly a midfielder. Anyhow we beat you guys by 7 points in the minor league at the weekend, however tonight can’t see any hope of a repeat win.

  8. Out of a panel of 24 I count 20 different clubs, that’s a good representation of County football.

  9. Brighton – you know me and rumours, let’s stick in the realm of facts. If anything like you say has happened, I’m sure it’ll be confirmed soon enough.

  10. Totally outplayed. Management cannot hide, I’m afraid. Three years and no Connacht title with two teams that reached minor finals.

  11. You’d have to say Dempsey has to go now.
    3 years he’s had with a very talented bunch of players who excelled at minor level. Not even winning Connacht, not good enough.

  12. Something fundamentaly wrong with the whole structure of mayo football.

    Letting that shower dominate us at underage for the last three yrs is enough to make us sick.

  13. Well beaten, no shame but new management needed. Mayo are not on anybodys radar tonight, for anything. At least jh has a fuller squad to use on Sunday.

  14. Well outfought in second half. Pick of mayo lads was Aidan Walsh at CF, created a lot. Michael Walsh is a tough corner back, bullied his man and broke forward in second half to try and get Mayo back in it.

  15. Inept display in Kiltoom to-night. Corner back Walsh was the only one to shine. “Attacked” the ball all the time and one to watch. I see up above where Dan is blaming the manager. It is not the manager’s fault that we were beaten so easily. Were we not lucky to be beaten by another 4 or five points??. We are just at a low ebb this week.

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