We’ve just named our team to face the Dubs tomorrow evening. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Dublin 6/2/2016): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Caolan Crowe (Garrymore); Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Shane Nally (Garrymore); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Conor O’Shea (Breaffy), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane).
So it’s just two changes, both enforced, from the team that lined out against Cork last Sunday. Out from that one go the injured duo Lee Keegan and Kevin McLoughlin and they’re replaced by Aidan O’Shea and Mikey Sweeney, with Donal Vaughan – named at 14 the last day – shifting to the half-backs.
Compared to the team that last played Dublin – in the All-Ireland semi-final replay last September – there are more significant changes, seven in all. Out from then go Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Chris Barrett, Seamus O’Shea, Kevin McLoughlin, Barry Moran and Cillian O’Connor (all, bar Bird, due to injury) and the lads coming in are Brendan Harrison, Caolan Crowe, Shane Nally, Jason Gibbons, Conor O’Shea, Evan Regan and Mikey Sweeney.
As usual, we haven’t named our list of subs as yet.
And of course the Dubs aren’t exactly bursting out the gate with their pick either – no word on their team as yet. Dublin have now named their team as well and it’s unchanged from the one that started against Kerry last time out – details here.
Best of luck to the lads tomorrow evening.