Mayo select unchanged side for Donegal quarter-final

By Stephen Barry

No surprises from the Mayo team announcement tonight, as joint-managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly keep the faith with the same 15 that hammered Sligo by 26 points.

The Connacht champions scored 4-17 the last time they faced Donegal in Championship fare, at the quarter-final stage two years ago.

And with Cillian O’Connor – who scored 3-4 that day – and Aidan O’Shea – who scored 3-4 in the Connacht final – named in the forwards, they will maintain a major goal threat on Saturday evening in Croke Park (throw-in at 6pm).

Mayo select unchanged side for Donegal quarter-final

Donegal will be optimistic that their star players will be available for the clash, with Rory Gallagher revealing

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positive news about the fitness of Karl Lacey, Eamon McGee, Martin McElhinney and Michael Murphy since their win against Galway.

MAYO: David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites);

Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Keith Higgins (Capt, Ballyhaunis);

Lee Keegan (Westport), Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Colm Boyle (Davitts);

Séamus O'Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields);

Diarmuid O'Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O'Shea (Breaffy), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore);

Andy Moran (Ballaghadereen), Cillian O'Connor (Ballintubber), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).

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