U20 team named

We’ve just named our match day panel for tomorrow evening’s Connacht U20 football semi-final against Leitrim at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 6.30pm). Here’s the full list we’ve named for this game:

Mayo (Connacht U20 semi-final v Leitrim, 13/4/2022): Bryan O’Flaherty (Islandeady); Alfie Morrison (Louisburgh), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Conal Dawson (Westport); Fenton Kelly (Davitts), Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites), Aidan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh); Frank Irwin (Ballina Stephenites, captain), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels); Tom O’Flaherty (Aghamore), Dylan Thornton (Ballina Stephenites), Seán Morahan (Castlebar Mitchels); Cian MacHale (Bohola Moy Davitts), Paddy Heneghan (Castlebar Mitchels), Cian O’Connell (Ballinrobe). Subs: Luke Jennings (Ballinrobe), Cian McHale (Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin), Rory Morrin (Ballina Stephenites), Oisín Tunney (Breaffy), Conor Reid (Bohola Moy Davitts), Bob Touhy (Castlebar Mitchels), Niall Treacy (Davitts), Paul Walsh (Castlebar Mitchels), Mark Cunningham (Castlebar Mitchels).

The starting fifteen shows one change from the team that lined out against Galway last week. Into the team comes Seán Morahan and he replaces Jack Fallon, Mayo’s goalscorer against the Tribesmen, who has what’s reported as “a slight injury.” He’ll play no part tomorrow evening and into the match day panel in his place comes Rory Morrin of Ballina Stephenites.

Further details on the game, including links for the live stream and for match tickets, are here.

Best of luck to Maurice and the lads in Carrick tomorrow evening.

12 thoughts on “U20 team named

  1. 3 of the starting team were Mayo minors last year. Considering that minor side were beaten comprehensively by Roscommon it’s surprising, but credit to the lads for obviously pushing hard and improving.

  2. Thanks for update and link WJ. It will be interesting to see them play in more benign conditions.
    Very strong on paper team. Conal Dawson aged 17 has 2 more years at this level, normally plays mid or up front for club and is super fit. Lots of other potential stars too..

  3. Based on what we saw last year – I have no faith in Sheridan been able to develop an attacking plan that will win us big matches.
    Even against Galway with the gale behind us – I cant remember one ball been kicked in long in front of a full forward line player in the second half.
    What I will be looking for against Leitrim is some form of attacking strategy that will yield scores – but I have my doubts.

  4. There is quality in the team but alas I’m not convinced either off the sideline tactics (very naïve last year and similar signs there again this year) but would love to be proved wrong

  5. In the league this spring Leitrim shipped some heavy defeats to Fermanagh (2-15 to 1-4) and Longford (2-14 to 1-5) and in the minor championship 2019 they were well beaten in all 4 group championship games including a 1-20 to 0-6 home defeat to Mayo.

  6. @Southmayo Exile last weeks game in the storm was not a game to be kicking the ball. Came up short last year against a good Roscommon team that was very close to winning the All Ireland. Since then Sheridan recently led NUIG to the Sigerson cup against the odds i don’t think I’d be as critical about management as some are here.

  7. Galway were in the all Ireland final 3 years ago at minor grade. Mayo under 20s beat them last Wednesday. Would have thought that qualified as a big match.

    But do agree, need to see more from under 20s.

    I thought they played great attacking football last year v Roscommon for the first 20 minutes. Looked brilliant. Only problem was they had 9 wides in that period of time. But it certainly was attacking expansive football. Maybe too expansive for the players in the group because they ultimately got caught at the back

  8. Bit unfair to judge them too harshly on basis of Galway game. They did win and tactically imo it was hard to do much more than keep possession. Tomorrow evening should be different if again difficult to read too much into. I expect to see some balance between ‘bread and butter’ short passing and direct long kick passing. No doubt over-emphasis on possession is destroying the game. Fear of making a mistake is taking flair and inventiveness out of game

  9. Mayo 2022 – the Roscommon game last year the set up was very poor as far as I can recall, they went gung ho first 20minutes with several players in questionable positions got goosed with the heat from to much re-cycling, keep ball tactics back and over the pitch and then Roscommon grew into the game and learned from how Mayo played in the first half and beat us easy in the end…

  10. Albeit the way better looking team against Galway there was nothing in it in the end. Albeit conditions being bad they didn’t fully play the conditions either and the same stuff was evident, to much re-cycling, keep ball tactics back and over the pitch from the start. A good manager in an opposing team will beat these tactics aka Ros last yr

  11. I was underwhelmed by the manner of the victory over Galway. But the conditions were appalling. If I’m not mistaken they were pretty bad the night of the Sigerson final too. Still, a winning Sigerson manager is no mean thing, and the ‘senior’ players give the team a fair bit of ballast. Would like to see more of Bob Tuohy.

  12. While it’s understandable based on last year that some people have doubts about Sheridan give the man a small bit of credit Under him we knocked out Galway two years in a row and he managed to win Sigerson this year so fairly decent credentials I would think

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