Two changes for the Juniors

Mayo flag at Croke Park

The team to play Kerry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland JFC final at Croke Park – which is the curtain-raiser at HQ tomorrow, throwing in at 2pm – was announced earlier on. There are two changes from the side that lined out in the semi-final win over Wexford with Michael Togher and Conor Keane replacing Gary Keane and Ronan Mallee respectively. The team is once again captained by Andrew Farrell and the starting fifteen and subs are as follows:

Mayo (All-Ireland JFC final v Kerry, 6/8/2016): Mattie Flanagan (Balla); Eddie Doran (Achill), Niall Freeman (Aghamore), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Barry Duffy (Balla), James Kelly (Belmullet), Jason Forkan (Kiltimagh); Michael Togher (Belmullet), Peter Collins (Islandeady); Brian Reape (Moy Davitts), Micheál Forde (Ballycastle), Kevin Gibbons (Louisburgh); Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Andrew Farrell (Killala, captain), Conor Keane (Hollymount/Carramore). Subs: Keith Hennelly (The Neale), Sean Gaughan (Belmullet), Ronan Mallee (Kiltimagh), Gary Keane (Westport), Robert Holian (The Neale), Ronan Doherty (Ardnaree Sarsfields), Barry Leonard (Lahardane), Sharoize Akram (Ballaghaderreen), Padraig Feerick (Hollymount/Carramore).

Kerry announced their team and subs for tomorrow’s final the other day. Full details are here.

Obviously most focus tomorrow will be on the seniors but it’s not every day that a Mayo team of any kind gets to contest an All-Ireland final at Croke Park so hopefully plenty of support will be there for the Juniors when their decider gets underway at 2pm. The very best of luck to them as they shoot for the stars at HQ tomorrow.

13 thoughts on “Two changes for the Juniors

  1. Great to see 8 of this years u21s involved. I hope all Mayo supporters go in early tomorrow to support this team unlike last year. Would be a great start to the day to see Mayo lift an All Ireland Title. Best of luck to all involved.

  2. Good luck to the juniors tomorrow it would be a great start to the day two start with a win ill be there with the green and red army safe journey to all going

  3. I remember year’s ago in 1985,”The famous replay with Dublin, full house in the Croker, Galway played Kerry in the All Ireland junior Final, curtain raiser for the senior match , Mayo fans as usual in early. Mayo were in the full voice cheering on the Tribesmen, Kerry didn’t seem to have any support at all. The Dubs fans were slightly pro Galway as well, it’s more accurate to say they totally anti Kerry. It was a tight match all the way, but Galway snuck it in the end. I have no doubt but that the overwhelming support they got was the difference in the end. I remember a letter in the ‘Connaught Telegraph’ the following week from the Chairman or Secretary of the Galway County Board thanking Mayo supporter’s for their passionate support! That’s what overwhelming support can do, let’s do it for our own tommow! Maigh Eo, Abu!

  4. Adam gallagher not a sub this time. Find it very disappointing tbh, he showed so much promise.

  5. Leantime’s!!
    Nice memory thanks for that. Jesus I was a young kid that day went home hoarse!.
    Where will we be in another 31 years?.
    Our lads are going to do it tomorrow by the way!!

  6. Have two Nally Terrace tickets and a return train ticket from Castlebar..Match tickets €20.00 each, €40.00 for the train ticket, or €70.00 for the lot if anyone contact: 0879380882

  7. ya, hope the Juniors lay down a marker for the next game…tired of the nice guy tag and want to see hunger and skill…unbeatable. Tired too of seeing Kerry win anything…feck it lads just do it! Up Mayo…Maigheo go deo!

  8. Best of luck to all involved with the junior team. It’s great to see so many of the young lads getting a run out in Croke Park! There are a few experienced heads in there too like Darren Coen who have played with the senior team, hopefully they have got the mix right, it would be great to see them getting a win.

  9. Good luck in the final tomorrow lads, a win at headquarters would be great, a win over the kingdom at headquarters priceless.

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