Unchanged team named for replay


We’ve just named our team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland final replay against Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 5pm). As expected, we’ve named the same team that started in the drawn encounter two weeks ago and here it is:

Mayo (All-Ireland SFC final replay v Dublin 1/10/2016): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber, captain).

When the above team was named ahead of the drawn match, it wasn’t clear whether or not all fifteen named would start but, in the event, they all did. The same, then, also holds true for tomorrow’s rematch but with the time ticking down quickly to throw-in we’ll know soon enough.

Best of luck to the lads as once again they aim for glory.

If you’re not yet guaranteed to be there don’t forget that there’s one last and final chance to win a ticket for the replay in the Mayo GAA Players Welfare Lotto. Six tickets are up for grabs in tonight’s draw and you can play the Lotto here

19 thoughts on “Unchanged team named for replay

  1. Mayo were always goung to name an unchanged team, likewise id be very suprised if Dublin didnt name the same team. Any changes to either side will be make at 4:55 tomorrow.

  2. I feel both sides will make changes to their named 15. They wouldn’t risk it for the ‘real’ AIF – the blazers would probably come down hard (look at Dublin’s grovelling apology over the late entry). However, the celebrities will be less in evidence at this one, so they’ll try it.

  3. Suppose was always going to be same 15 named.
    Only change I can see is maybe and just maybe he thinks Seamie isnt mobile enough and plays Chris Barrett with Higgins given licence to get further up the field .
    Keegan/DC__Kevin Mc/KK__Durkan/Kevin Mc
    Jason Doc_Aido___Diarmuid
    _________Andy_ Cillian
    this way we play our sweeper on our 40 and he wins breaking ball, starts attacks support runners and creates overlaps, thus making O Sullivan ,redundant by going back to our running game .
    Once they bring O Sullivan out then swap Cillian and Aido around and pump high ball in, test McMahon and Cooper with high balls .
    It would get the best out of Diarmuid by freeing him up and also get Higgins into the game . Aido at 11 will also draw alot of attention and allow Parsons and Vaughan to run forward to .

  4. Mayo may make one change. IMO any Mayo change either tactically or personnel will be to for two reasons, curb the influence Fenton has on the game and to bring AOS more into the game offensively. If we can manage both those along withkeeping what we did right the last day then Sam better have his bags packed beacuse he will be travelling west.

  5. With you on that starting team Outside of the Boot – those searing runs from Higgins coming across midfield and into the Dublin defence will cause Dublin lots of trouble whereas they are well able to contain it if he is coming down the sidelines as the foul is usually conceded outside of a free taker range. SOS will do the business for us regardless of which half he plays or what time he is introduced rest assured of that. Savage hunger, intensity, concentration and support from the stands will see us across the 60 minute mark on level terms and then we will see a believe from this Mayo team like we have never seen before to see us over the line.

  6. Who have we left to introduce for the last 25 minutes. It’s where this game could be ultimately be decided. Have we learned anything from the drawn game last year. We must have good cover for every line in the field to finish them off at the end. JG has always played his best 15 in the second half and it has been working well for him up to this point. Getting defender’s to carry the ball up the field has always led to our conceeding easy goals in big games. Looking for some learning here that’s all.

  7. I believe there’s an argument for playing Aido in midfield, dropping Seamie, and bringing in Conor, Evan or Barry into the forward line (to give more scoring power).

    I love the poll – Us/Them – clearly scrupulously unbiased!

    Come on Mayo!!

  8. Think Dublin will make at least one change on the day. Think Andrews will start. Possibly for McMenamon. Don’t think we’ll make any changes. Unless Robbie makes an appearance. Unlikely……but not beyond the bounds of possibility.

  9. I think we should play as listed. I was against JD starting last time but he silenced me and others with an excellent performance. Seamie has 45 or 50 mins of working like a dog in him and more mobile than Barry. We need Barrett for cover, like midfield last year don’t want to leave the backs short of cover to come on.

  10. The butterflies are beginning to flutter!
    I expect Dublin to make a lightening start and go for goals early, with a view to rattling us early and building a quick lead. They know that they cannot run us in to the ground, or batter us either for that matter, so I think they will look to start hard and fast, build a lead, protect it, invite us on and counter attack at pace. Keep us at arms length and pinned back.
    I expect a backlash from the Dubs support as well because they were shown up the last day, both in terms of numbers and noise. They will be well oiled by the time 5pm comes around (there are early kick-offs in the premiership on Saturday) so they will defo be more vocal.
    We need to give it everything we have in the stands, respond loud and long to every “come on ye Boys in Blue” chant. No let up, no let up. Tomorrow evening is not a place for the “sunglasses in the hair” brigade. It’s a place where we have to make ourselves heard. All the 000’s of kms and 000’s of €’s we have invested in this team, this year alone, must be brought to bear. We have nothing to fear as we have been here before, many times, and suffered every kind of loss. From hammerings (’04 & ’06), to one point defeats (’13), to piss-poor performances (’97), to ones that got away (’13). We have nothing to lose in this fight, nothing to fear, we have experienced all the negative emotions and we know how to process them at this stage. The only emotion we have yet to experience is that split-second sense of elation when the final whistle goes and we have won.
    We are more than capable of winning tomorrow. OK, we may have lost the element of surprise on Dublin but they are not the unbeatable super team they are made out to be. Donegal had them on the ropes, Kerry should have held out for the win and twice they had us buried but couldn’t hold us down.
    Tomorrow we are gonna dance 🙂

  11. The very first kickout from Cluxton the last day was lightening fast but he was rightly pulled back by Lane as Lane had not blown the whistle to take the kick.

    This was the marker for the rest of the day as he knew he would be pulled up if he tried another ultra fast kick.

    It’s there for us and it’s time for us. Primed and ready to go again.

  12. Fair Play Pebblesmeller – we need a repeat performance from the fans and more too if we have it to give.

  13. Sinead37, I can be hard work at a match, in fairness. The full range of expletives can be used, many times, and unfortunately for those sitting behind me I tend to spend as much time jumping up as I do sitting down 🙂
    I have been known to apologize in advance to those around me. All in good sport to be honest but, I’d say there’s many an uncomplimentary comment made about me during games 🙂

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