The Connacht U20 decider against Sligo throws in at Markievicz Park at 6pm this evening and a bit earlier on we named our starting team and subs for it. Here’s the match day panel we’ve announced.
Mayo (Connacht U20 final v Sligo, 20/4/2022): Bryan O’Flaherty (Islandeady); Alfie Morrison (Louisburgh), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Conal Dawson (Westport); Fenton Kelly (Davitts), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels), Aiden Cosgrove (Kiltimagh); Frank Irwin (Ballina Stephenites, captain), Jack Fallon (Mayo Gaels); Tom O’Flaherty (Aghamore), Dylan Thornton (Ballina Stephenites), Seán Morahan (Castlebar Mitchels); Rory Morrin (Ballina Stephenites), Paddy Heneghan (Castlebar Mitchels), Cian O’Connell (Ballinrobe). Subs: Luke Jennings (Ballinrobe), Cian McHale (Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin), Cian MacHale (Bohola Moy Davitts), Oisín Tunney (Breaffy), Conor Reid (Bohola Moy Davitts), Bob Touhy (Castlebar Mitchels), Niall Treacy (Davitts), Paul Walsh (Castlebar Mitchels), Mark Cunningham (Castlebar Mitchels).
So it’s two changes from the team that started against Leitrim in the semi-final last week, one of which is enforced. As expected, Sam Callinan’s hamstring trouble rules him out and in his absence Donnacha McHugh shifts to centre-back with fit-again Jack Fallon returning to the side to partner Frank Irwin at midfield. The other change sees Rory Morrin start at corner forward in place of Cian MacHale.
Tickets for this evening’s match are still available here. It’s going to be a decent enough evening weatherwise too by the looks of it, cloudy with little wind and nothing serious in the way of cold, for those of you tempted to rock up for it.
This evening’s match is also being live streamed by TG4 on YouTube and I’ll carry the live stream here on the blog as well. You can also catch it in full on TG4 later on, with deferred coverage of the game starting at 7.20pm.
We’ll also have a Final Whistle pod for club members on Patreon, which will go online shortly after the dust has settled on the provincial decider.
Best of luck to Maurice and the lads as they shoot for provincial honours this evening.
4 thoughts on “Two changes for U20s this evening”
Great to see Jack Fallon back fit, showed great promise for Mayo Gaels in the intermediate last year. Looks to have the athletic, physical physique that we could need in future years in midfield in a undoubted problematic position for us at senior level.
Hoping to see a more direct, ruthless style from us this evening. Hopefully the start to a great week for the county.
A balance of quick direct play counter attacking with more deliberate handpassing build up will do grand. Unpredictibilty, a willingness to take calculated risks and ability to create goal chances are key.
Well need a much improved performance to be a force
Would be hoping Donnacha McHugh, Frank Irwin and Jack Fallon can win the battle around the middle.
Good luck to the lads this evening. Hopefully a good start to the week from a Mayo GAA perspective.
Rory Morrin should give us more pace and power in the full forward line providing he gets service. He’s not a recycle man.
From what I saw of Sligo vs Roscommon, they were fairly open and gave up plenty of scoring chances.