Saturday 16 December 2017

O'Connor misses out for Mayo with injury


CILLIAN O'Connor (pictured) has failed to make Mayo's starting line-up for tomorrow evening's clash with Dublin in Castlebar.

The two-time Young Footballer of the Year was taken off during Mayo's win over Derry last time out with a knee injury and the team released last night by the county board for the Dublin match shows five changes, including Alan Freeman's selection in O'Connor's stead.

The good news for Mayo is the return of Donal Vaughan from a knee injury, meaning Danny Kirby drops out, while last year's preferred goalkeeper, Robbie Hennelly, comes back in for Ken O'Malley.

The two remaining changes from the side that beat Derry sees Diarmuid O'Connor - Cillian's younger brother - included at wing-forward in place of Micheál Forde and Patrick Durcan starting ahead of the experienced Ger Cafferkey.

MAYO (SF v Dublin): R Hennelly; T Cunniffe, K Keane, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, P Durcan; S O'Shea, D Vaughan; K McLoughlin, A O'Shea, D O'Connor; M Ronaldson, A Freeman, J Doherty.

MEATH (SF v Laois): P O'Rourke; D Tobin, C McGill, M Burke; D Dalton, D Keogan, B Power; B Menton, A Flanagan; G reilly, P Harnan, A Tormey; M O'Sullivan, S Bray, M Newman.

CORK (SF v Tyrone): M Martin; J Loughrey, M Shields, Tom Clancy (Clonakilty); Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), S O'Donoghue, J O'Sullivan; E Cadogan, F Goold; K O'Driscoll, J O'Rourke, C O'Driscoll; C O'Neill, M Collins, B Hurley.

KERRY (SF v Donegal): B Kealy; P Kilkenny, M Griffin, P Murphy; J Lyne, P Crowley, K Young; A Maher, D Moran; S O'Brien, B Sheehan, J Buckley; P Geaney, K Donaghy, B J Keane.

TYRONE (SF v Cork): N Morgan; A McCrory, R McNamee, D Quinn; R McNabb, J McMahon, P Harte; C Cavanagh, P McNulty; T McCann, M Donnelly, R McKenna; D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.

DONEGAL (SF v Kerry): P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee; F McGlynn, K Lacey, M McHugh; N Gallagher, C Toye; M O'Reilly, O MacNiallais, R McHugh; P McBrearty, M Murphy, H McFadden.

MONAGHAN (SF v Derry): R Beggan; C Boyle, V Corey, D Wylie; D Mone, F Kelly, K O'Connell; N McAdam, D Hughes; R McAnespie, P Finlay, D Malone; D McKenna, K Hughes, C McManus.

CORK (SH v Galway): A Nash; S O'Neill, S McDonnell, W Kearney; L McLoughlin, M Ellis, C Murphy; D Kearney, Aidan Walsh; C Lehane, S Harnedy, B Lawton; S Moylan, P O'Sullivan, P Horgan

LIMERICK (SH v Offaly): N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, S Hickey; C Allis, D Hannon, D Morrissey; J Ryan, P Browne; D Breen, D O'Grady, C Lynch; J Fitzgibbon, S Dowling, S Tobin.

WEXFORD (SH v Laois): N Breen; L Ryan, T Waters, E Moore; P Foley, M O'Hanlon, A Shore; D Redmond, L Chin; D O'Keeffe, D Waters, I Byrne; L Óg McGovern, C McDonald, H Kehoe.

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