We named our team for Sunday a bit earlier on. Here it is:
Mayo (NFL Division One v Monaghan, 6/3/2016): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Shane Nally (Garrymore); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore); Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy).
So it’s two changes from the team that lined out against Donegal in Ballybofey last Sunday. In come Chris Barrett and Jason Doherty and out go the injured Keith Higgins and Michael Hall. That’s, of course, if we do start that team – the Breaffy defender has lined out from the beginning in the last two games despite not being named to start in either and I’d say there’s a good chance the same will happen again on Sunday.
Comparing the team we’ve named for Sunday to that which started the last time we played the Farney County – this time last year in the League at MacHale Park – we have just six survivors. Only Robbie Hennelly, Lee Keegan, Kevin McLoughlin, Diarmuid O’Connor, Aidan O’Shea and Jason Doherty lined out from the start that day, while Colm Boyle and Ger Cafferkey appeared off the bench.
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