Mayo issue update on crunch Allianz Leagues clash with Kerry 8 months ago

Mayo issue update on crunch Allianz Leagues clash with Kerry

Set the alarm and keep track of this one as nothing is certain yet.

Mayo are set to face Kerry in an Allianz Leagues encounter, at MacHale Park in Castlebar, that will have a huge impact on their league fortunes.

Victory for James Horan's side will see them still in with a chance of reaching the Division 1 final while defeat would see them well and truly in a relegation fight. That is how tight Division 1 is this year.

Mayo are set to wear a slightly changed home jersey for the 7:15pm throw-in, with the usual sponsor [Elvery's] replaced by a logo for the Croí heart and stroke charity.

The big concern, with Storm Jorge set to make land-fall on Saturday and Met Eireann issuing advance orange and red weather warnings, is if the game will take place at all.

Mayo GAA has issued an update stating that a decision on whether the game goes ahead, or not, will be made in conjunction with GAA headquarters at Croke Park on Saturday morning.

A thorny, and potentially dangerous, issue is that Clare and Galway are two of the counties that has been issued with a red level weather warning. Most Kerry supporters would be travelling through those counties to get to the game.

Should the game be called off for Saturday evening there is a chance that it could go ahead on Sunday if the pitch is not too affected by the incoming storm. The match is set to be aired on RTE and eir Sport if it does get the all clear.

Horan has not named his starting 15 for the fixture yet but Peter Keane has named his Kerry team. Dara Moynihan has been included in The Kingdom's full forward line along with Paul Geaney and captain David Clifford. The midfield pairing is the Na Gaeil duo Diarmuid O'Connor and Jack Barry.