Two changes for the minors

The team to play Armagh in the All-Ireland MFC quarter-final at Croke Park was named a few minutes ago. Enda Gilvarry and his selectors have made two changes to the side that started in the Connacht final, with Conor Kilkenny and Fionan Duffy coming into the side replacing Stephen Brennan and  Conor Byrne respectively. There’s also two resultant positional switches, with Seamus Cunniffe moving to full-back (a position he held with distinction in last year’s All-Ireland winning team) while Barry Duffy shifts up to centre-back.
Full details of the team and subs named are as follows:
Mayo (All-Ireland MFC quarter-final v Armagh, 3/8/2014): Matthew Flanagan (Balla); Conor Kilkenny (Aghamore), Seamus Cunniffe (Ballaghaderreen), Eoin O Donoghue (Belmullet); Jason Forkan (Kiltimagh), Barry Duffy (Balla),  Sean Conlon (Castlebar Mitchels); Gary Walsh (Breaffy), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Gary Boylan (Belmullet), Cian Hanley (Ballaghaderreen, captain), Sharoize Akram (Ballaghaderreen); Fionan Duffy (Crossmolina),  TJ Byrne (Kiltimagh), Brian Reape (Bohola Moy Davitts). Subs: Scott Kilker (Belmullet), Stephen Brennan (Claremorris), Dylan Cannon (Breaffy), David Clarke (Ballintubber), Keith Hopkins (Crossmolina), Conor Byrne (Bohola Moy Davitts), Oisin Horan (Kilmovee Shamrocks), Liam Byrne (Bohola Moy Davitts), Jack Reilly (Charlestown Sarsfields).

19 thoughts on “Two changes for the minors

  1. Excellent team.Hope we crowd in to support.Mayo football does not stop with Seniors!
    Lot of negative comment about team selection.I really hope some people have to revise their opinions Sunday evening.Complaining about team is not the way to support imo .That said it is vital changes are made in both grades as required.Thats where loyalty can go wrong.

  2. This is another great young minor team, and like last year they are playing with an intensity and maturity that would rival many a senior county team out there. I am seriously looking forward to this game and confident of a win too. Yeah it’s a long day but you’re right MBAB it’s a championship Sunday for these guys too so let’s get in early and give them the support they deserve.

  3. Best of luck to all the players and management for Sunday. Ye might be the curtain raisers for Sunday but last year ye were the main event for us. Lead the way with a victory over Armagh, put it up to the seniors to follow suit.
    Good luck.
    Hon Mayo.

  4. Looking forward to seeing the young bucks doing their stuff on Sunday – especially Hanley, Akram and Reape. Will hopefully get a long day off to the best possible start.

  5. Really looking forward to seeing this team in action again – if the quality of performance is the same as the Connacht Final then they should be close to a win . Best of luck lads.

  6. Wow! not one starter or even a sub from Ballina Stephenites? wow! Somethings wrong with football in Ballina?
    Anyway…get there early and best of luck to Enda and the young bucks.

  7. Some excellent footballers in that squad. Hope they perform to their potential on Sunday. Best of luck to them.

  8. Armagh not at the level of Galway or even Roscommon i would expect comfortable win for Mayo here. The possible semi final v Kerry will be a tough one to call though.

  9. Hopefully all us mayo supporters will get up early and cheer on our minor team , best of luck lads

  10. I have loved watching our minor team play the last two years, they never seem to let any setback get them down, they never let their heads drop. Thats the sign of a very well managed team. It’ll be great to get in early to watch these lads in action.

  11. with minors like this I feel our glory days are set to continue…hopefully for years ahead…the cream rises to the top and these are the men to lead into the future

    …best of luck and thank you for the time and effort you have all put in…you are brilliant…

    never forget that either…play to your potential and nobody will beat you…

    Maigheo thar barr!!!

  12. Good luck to the minors. Without them we would have no future. Really hope Matthew Flanagan in goal doesn’t have an awful lot of pressure (very nervous aunty) & I hope Stephen Brennan gets to feature as I think he has an awful lot to offer. He was brilliant when he came on against Galway & had a great game in the Connaught Final!

  13. Hope mayo supporters appreciate how fortunate they are. This is the second time in just over 10 months we have featured in a double bill in croker.

    Not many counties can boast that. Arrive early and cheer our young guns on.

    Best of luck to both teams and management..’.

  14. Best of luck to the Minors on Sunday. Stephen Brennan a bit unfortunate but a great sub to bring in as is Conor Byrne. I hope they perform to the best of their ability, and supporters come in early to cheer them on. Ten months since they arrived back in McHale park in glory. How the time flies.

  15. The very best of luck to our Minors tomorrow,defending holders and battling for results like champions.
    MaighEo Abu

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