Mayo Senior Football Team Announcement

  • Feb 24,2022

Mayo Senior Football Team Announcement 


James Horan continues with his rotation policy and has made four changes to the Mayo team for their Round 4 Allianz National Football League game against Armagh this weekend at Dr. Hyde Park in Roscommon.  Horan is also giving a league debut to Ballina Stephenites rising star Frank Irwin at full forward.  Irwin is the son of former Mayo Goalkeeper Gabriel Irwin, who won three Connacht titles and an All-Star award with Mayo in 1989.

Irwin’s team mate Sam Callinan also gets his first start in the National Football League after coming off the bench against Donegal in the opening round. The changes from the Dublin game sees Callinan replace Donncha McHugh in the half back line, Westport’s Fionn McDonagh comes in for Bryan Walsh at left half forward, Crossmolina’s Conor Loftus replaces Jack Carney at right half forward with debutant Irwin coming in at full forward in place of Paul Towey.  McHugh, Carney and Towey are named on a very strong bench that also includes the O’Shea brothers Aiden and Conor, Paddy Durcan, Kevin McLoughlin, Fergal Boland and Brendan Harrison.  Breaffy’s Rob Hennelly will make his 70th league and championship appearance for Mayo on Sunday.

Sunday’s game will be Mayo’s 600th game in the National Football League.  Their most frequent opponents have been Kerry who they have met on 50 occasions, with Galway 48, Dublin 38, Meath 37 and Sligo 35 being next in line.  At the other end of the scale, they have never played either London or Waterford in the League, while they have met Wicklow, Kilkenny and Carlow on just 2 occasions.  Mayo have played Armagh on fourteen occasions in the National Football league with the record standing at Armagh with 8 wins, Mayo with 4 wins and there were two draws.

 

Mayo v Armagh Previous League Meetings

11/11/1979     Armagh                       1-11                 Mayo               2-4       Armagh

15/11/1981     Mayo                           2-4                   Armagh           1-7       Lurgan

21/11/1982     Armagh                       3-4                   Mayo               0-9       Ballyhaunis

30/03/1986     Mayo                           0-15                 Armagh           1-7       Croke Park QF

16/11/1986     Mayo                           2-6                   Armagh           1-6       Charlestown

22/11/1987     Armagh                       4-5                   Mayo               1-6       Charlestown

30/03/1988     Armagh                       2-8                   Mayo               2-6       Carrick - Leitrim

08/03/1992     Mayo                           3-4                   Armagh           2-4       Armagh

14/03/1993     Armagh                       0-10                 Mayo               0-8       Charlestown

16/10/1994     Armagh                       2-13                 Mayo               1-10     Armagh

02/03/1997     Mayo                           0-13                 Armagh           1-10     Charlestown

24/04/1995     Armagh                       0-19                 Mayo               0-14     Croke Park SF

13/03/2011     Armagh                       2-10                 Mayo               1-10     MacHale Park

03/03/2012     Mayo                           1-14                 Armagh           0-11     Armagh

 

Mayo  team is as follows:

1 Rob Hennelly – Roibeard O’Hionnaile - Breaffy 

2. Lee Keegan – Laoi MacAogáin – Westport 

3. Rory Brickenden - Ruairí Brickenden – Westport 

4. Michael Plunkett – Micheal Pluinceid – Ballintubber 

5. Oisín Mullin - Oisín Ó’Maoláin - Kilmaine 

6. Stephen Coen  © – Stiofáin O’Cadhain – Hollymount / Carramore 

7. Sam Callinan – Somhairle O’Calináin - Ballina Stephenites 

8. Jordan Flynn – Siuirtán Floinn – Crossmolina Deel Rovers 

9. Matthew Ruane - Maitiú Ó Ruáin - Breaffy 

10. Fionn McDonagh – Fionn MacDonncha – Westport 

11. Diarmuid O’Connor – Diarmuid O’Conchuir - Ballintubber 

12. Conor Loftus – Conchur O’Lachtnáin – Crossmolina Deel Rovers 

13. Aiden Orme – Aodhán Orme – Knockmore 

14. Frank Irwin - Proinséas Ó Éireamhón - Ballina Stephenites 

15. Ryan O’Donoghue – Riain O’Donnachadh - Beal a Mhuirthead 

SUBS: 

16. Rory Byrne – Ruairi O’Broin – Castlebar Mitchels 

17. Donnacha McHugh – Donnacha MacAodh – Castlebar Mitchels 

18. Brendan Harrison - Breandan Ó Hearchaí - Aghamore 

19. Paddy Durcan - Padraig Ó Durcáin - Castlebar Mitchels 

20. Padraig O’Hora – Pádraig O’hOra – Ballina Stephenites 

21. Conor O’ Shea – Conchur O’Se – Breaffy 

22. Aidan O’ Shea – Aodhán O’Se – Breaffy 

23. Kevin McLoughlin - Caoimhín MacLochlainn - Knockmore 

24. Paul Towey – Pól Tuathaigh– Charlestown Sarsfields

25. Jack Carney - Sean O’Cearnaigh – Kilmeena 

26. Fergal Boland - Fearghal Ó’Beolláin - Aghamore 

Manager: James Horan
Selectors: Ciaran McDonald, James Burke, Tom Higgins & Martin Lally