We named our team to face Donegal on Sunday a short time ago. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Donegal, 28/2/2016): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Shane Nally (Garrymore); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy); Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane).
So it’s three changes from the side that lined out in the narrow defeat to Dublin earlier this month. In come Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan and Jason Gibbons while out go Caolan Crowe, Donal Vaughan and Michael Hall. Both Keith and Jason did, of course, feature from the bench in that game.
Looking back to the last time we faced Donegal, in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final, there are eight survivors from the team that started that day. Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Tom Parsons, Diarmuid O’Connor, Aidan O’Shea and Jason Doherty all lined out from the start that day while Robbie Hennelly was a half-time sub for David Clarke.