The Tribesmen have named their line-up for the clash in Tuam on Sunday (a match which, incidentally, I’m not now going to be able to get to as I’ve got to go West unexpectedly for a funeral tomorrow). The team that’ll line out against us shows three changes from the one that started against Derry last Sunday. Garreth Bradshaw is available for selection again and he replaces Gary Sice at right half-back and, on the other wing, David Reilly comes in for Darren Mullaly. In the forwards, meanwhile, Cormac Bane (a gent with a keen eye for goal against us) gives way to the man with the dodgy pudding bowl hairstyle, Mattie Clancy. Here’s the team in full:
GALWAY (NFL Division 1 v Mayo 29/3/2009): Adrian Faherty; Niall Coyle, Finian Hanley, Damien Burke; Garreth Bradshaw, Diarmuid Blake, David Reilly; Barry Cullinane, Joe Bergin; Sean Armstrong, Padraig Joyce, Damien Dunleavy; Paul Conroy, Michael Meehan, Matthew Clancy.
No sign of our line-up yet but I do hope that, for a change, our lot can get the proverbial finger out and publish details of the team later on (I’m working late – very late – tonight so, if they do, I should see it). Last Sunday was a total joke: after all that moaning about not being able to name a team till the day itself, there it was on the programme which had obviously gone to print a day or two before. Fair enough, there were a few changes (two, I think) on the day but I cannot for the life of me see why a team list can be sent to the printers but can’t be released to the media and published on the official website at the same time.