Friday, May 26, 2023

Mayo GAA minor football manager Sean Deane and his selectors have made one change to their starting fifteen for their crucial Connacht GAA minor football final against Galway this evening (Friday) at 7pm at Tuam Stadium.

The solitary change sees Eoin McGreal named at full-back again despite not starting against Roscommon last weekend. McGreal impressed when introduced off the bench against Roscommon with Castlebar Mitchels’ Seanie O’Reilly returning to the bench on this occasion.

The Neale star Tommy Lydon is named at centre forward despite playing most of the second half against Roscommon on the edge of the small square last time out. Lydon’s late cameo with two dramatic points sealed victory for Mayo over Roscommon in the semi-final.

At the back, Conor Meaney is rock solid in goal with James Lavelle and Yousif Coghill now flanking McGreal in the Mayo full-back line. Outside them, captain Rio Mortimer anchors the half-back line with Jamie Clarke and Fionan O’Reilly on the wings.

The industrious Tiernan Egan and hard-working Shane Cunningham continues at midfield with the same six forwards named as against Roscommon.  Colm Lynch and Dara Neary are named at wing forward supporting Lydon with Darragh Beirne, the towering Josh Carey and Senan Guilfoyle named in the inside line.

Highly regarded Roscommon referee Dermot Jnr. Lyons will officiate at the game.

The game is live on TG4 and with radio commentary on Midwest Radio with Stephen Grealis and Nigel Reape. Mayo GAA will have live updates across all social media on Friday evening.

Ticket details can be found at this link:

Mayo U17 (minor) football team is as follows: Conor Meaney Westport); James Lavelle (Beal an Mhuirthead), Eoin McGreal (Garrymore), Yousif Coghill (Breaffy); Jamie Clarke (Bohola Moy Davitts), Rio Mortimer (Claremorris), Fionan O’Reilly (Castlebar Mitchels); Tiernan Egan (Hollymount/Carramore), Shane Cunningham (Castlebar Mitchels); Colm Lynch (Parke Keelogues Crimlin), Tommy Lydon (The Neale), Dara Neary (Parke Keelogues Crimlin); Darragh Bernie (Claremorris), Josh Carey (Kiltane), Senan Guilfoyle (Eastern Gaels).

Subs: Dylan O’Brien (Davitts), Conall Breslin (Aghamore), Sean Walsh (Killala), Seanie O’Reilly (Castlebar Mitchels), Conor Ryder (Bohola Moy Davitts), Gavin Forry (Castlebar Mitchels), Thomas Tuffy (Swinford), Ryan Gibbons (Castlebar Mitchels), Fionnan Burke (Kiltimagh).

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By Stuart Tynan
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