Lee Keegan returns as Mayo make three changes for Tipperary clash
Lee Keegan is back in the green and red.
While many eyes will be on Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday evening, as Kerry and Cork duke it out for the Munster title, Mayo will be in action in the All-Ireland Football Qualifiers.
Having seen off Limerick in Round 1 of the qualifiers, Mayo take on another Munster side, Tipperary, at Semple Stadium.
Stephen Rochford has made three changes from the side that started that win over Limerick and there is a welcome return for Lee Keegan.
The Mayo starting 15 announcement, on their official website, reads (in part):
'Following an 18 point win over Limerick in Round 1 Stephen Rochford makes 3 changes to his starting team. Out go Eoin O'Donoghue, Evan Regan & James Durcan with Lee Keegan, Jason Doherty and Andy Moran all starting. All three players came off the bench in the Round 1 win.
'Saturday sees 4-time All star defender Colm Boyle making his 100th Mayo appearance (45 championship & 54 league). He made his debut in 2008 against Sligo.'
Diarmuid O'Connor is available for selection again but will start this one on the bench, unless Rochford makes some last-minute tweaks.
Conor and Colm on the @TheGAAHour calling Diarmuid O'Connor in the centre of the field is what I've been saying since Toms' ...and before it...injury, honestly think he's made for it, this crack of "needing" two lumpy fielders in the middle is dinosaur stuff
— Eoin Forde (@EoinFordeeoin) June 21, 2018
An O'Connor appearance in midfield may have to wait a while...
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Lee Keegan - Westport
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Cian Hanley - Ballaghaderreen
13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber (Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
Tipperay have also announced their team, and bench, for the game:
Tipperary Senior football panel v Mayo, Saturday June 23rd in Semple Stadium at 5pm pic.twitter.com/2nj9ST0d37
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) June 22, 2018
Throw-in for the clash against is 5pm.