Unchanged team for minor semi-final

The team for Sunday’s Connacht minor football semi-final against Galway at Hyde Park (throw-in 1.30pm) has been named and Enda Gilvarry has opted to go with the same fifteen that lined out in the preliminary round against Leitrim last weekend. Full details of the team and subs for Sunday are as follows:

Mayo (Connacht MFC v Galway, 30/6/2013): Marc Mulligan (Claremorris); Eddie Doran (Achill), Seamus Cunniffe (Ballaghaderreen), David Kenny (Aghamore); Ronan Finn (Claremorris), Stephen Coen (Captain, Hollymount/Carramore), Michael Hall (Breaffy); Val Roughneen (Balla), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Brian Walsh (Ballintubber), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina), Cian Hanley (Ballaghaderreen); Tommy Conroy (Kiltane), Liam Irwin (Breaffy), Darragh Doherty (Kilmaine). Subs: Mathew Flanagan (Balla), Stephen Brennan (Claremorris), Sean Conlon (Castlebar Mitchels), Hugh Cafferty (Crossmolina), Mathew Ruane (Breaffy), Padraig Prendergast (Louisburgh), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Stephen Burke (Ballinrobe), Conor Byrne (Moy Davitts).

Details of the Galway team and subs for this match are here.

14 thoughts on “Unchanged team for minor semi-final

  1. Does anyone know how many of that Mayo team started in the league game against Galway?

  2. This is a very good Galway team.McCormack the captain is fine footballer.Will be close but Mayo have good chance if they play to potential.

  3. Galway teams won the last two U-16 competitions. Mayo will have to be at their best to win this game and it’s helps that the game isn’t played in Galway. Lyons,Lee,Mannion are also very useful forwards and Michael Daly (son of Val) is another fine footballer.

  4. Twelve of the Galway starting fifteen started against Mayo in the league a few months ago (well they were named in the starting team the week of the game anyway) albeit there are some positional switches.
    Fourteen started against Ros the day they clinched the league so it looks like they have a relatively settled side.
    50-50 game

  5. Sorry, but my prediction is for Galway to win easily, which is based upon recent years of Mayo minor failures – kick and hope without adjusting strategy to reflect the prevailing scoreboard and time remaining. We need a transfusion of the Rossies minor spirit allied to knowing when to play keep-ball. We are not without hope if we wake up to winning ugly if neccessary. Good luck to all concerned.

  6. I think Conor Byrne can count himself unlucky after his performkance off the bench the last day.

  7. I think thats a little unfair Mayo Exile.It’s a very general statement.I think you should give the new set-up a chance before you decide that they will be easily beaten by Galway.

  8. A wise man once said “you can never tell with minors, tis all on the day”
    I agree with him

  9. Maybe the reverse of the U21 championship when Galway won against a Mayo team that should have taken them on the night. Galway had an outing against Sligo before that Mayo game and that helped them through.

    I’d be hoping that Mayo’s outing against Leitrim last weekend will stand to them and get them over the line. The fact that it’s being played at a neutral venue instead of Galway having a home game is another plus. 7/4 sounds like a good bet in a 50/50 game but time will tell.

  10. Very surprised at those odds.
    It’s fifty fifty.Mayo well worth a punt at that price.
    Galway won the league game by 3 points and were close enough to full strength.
    I’m assuming Mayo would have been missing the Gerald’s lads at the very least so should be a good bit stronger now.
    Mayo exile – can’t see how you think Galway will win easily.I honestly cannot remember a single easy win we’ve had at minor level over Mayo going back over the last 20 odd years.
    All games that I can remember us winning were by slender margins

  11. Not that many St Gerald lads is on the Mayo starting 15 Hall,O’Connor,Irwin are three that didn’t play v Galway in the league and the last two were part of Davitts college team.

    Galway are rightly favourites however upsets can happen at minor level.

  12. Well done Mayo minors. You did us proud today and showed great courage and teamwork to bounce back after several setbacks throughout the game.

  13. Congrats Mayo Minor football team – uncharacteristic of most Mayo teams, you dug out a win by sheer guts and application and yes, a bit of good fortune. Typically though, unable to protect a one point lead in added time of normal time. To paraphrase the team captain – Mayo got a few lucky goals and won a game they could easily have lost.Hope the team hasn’t used up all it’s luck, as its a commodity it may need down the line. Satisfactory outcome to a mediocre game but a win is a win.

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