Derry have named their team for Saturday evening’s NFL match with us up in Celtic Park (throw-in 7.30 pm). Here it is:
Derry (NFL Division 1 v Mayo): Martin Dunne; Michael McGoldrick, Kevin McCloy, Dermot McBride; Charlie Kielt, Mark Lynch, Gerard O’Kane; Patsy Bradley, James Kielt; Fergal Doherty, Paddy Bradley, Aidy Mc Laughlin; Raymond Wilkinson, Eoin Bradley, Lee Moore.
In all, the above team show three changes from the one beaten by Kerry last Sunday. In goal Martin Dunne replaces Barry Gillis who suffered a bizarre injury down in Tralee when he coughed so much he felt he’d torn a muscle: that sounds a bit too much like the perils of cracking your hole from too much laughing, if you ask me. U21 player James Kielt comes back into the side at midfield, while Lee Moore comes in at corner-forward. Barry McGuigan and Brian Mullan drop to the bench, with Fergal Doherty and Paddy Bradley switching to the half-forwards to accommodate Kielt and Moore.