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.