Jason Doherty returns in strong Mayo team for Donegal league opener

Lee Keegan will make his 130th league and championship appearance this Sunday.
Jason Doherty returns in strong Mayo team for Donegal league opener

3 August 2019; Jason Doherty of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group 1 Phase 3 match between Mayo and Donegal at Elvery’s MacHale Park in Castlebar, Mayo. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Jason Doherty will make his first appearance in almost two and a half years for Mayo in Sunday's Allianz National Football League opener against Donegal — his last game was also against Donegal in the Super 8s in 2019. 

Mayo manager James Horan has named a strong team with nine players that started last year's All-Ireland Football Final against Tyrone listed to start. 

Castlebar Mitchell's Donnacha McHugh makes his league debut at centre-back while Knockmore's Aiden Orme makes his first start at centre-forward.

Lee Keegan will make his 130th league and championship appearance this Sunday.

The team will be captained by Stephen Coen Hollymount/Carramore. 

Regulars Aidan O'Shea, Brendan Harrison, Michael Plunket, Bryan Walsh and Jordan Flynn are all named amongst the substitutes. Newcomers Sam Callinan, Ruairí Keane, Frank Irwin and Pearse Ruttledge are also named on the bench.

The game will be live on TG4.

MAYO: R Hennelly; L Keegan, S Coen, 4. P O’Hora; P Durcan, D McHugh, E Mc Laughlin; C O’ Shea, C Loftus; F McDonagh, A Orme, D O Connor; T Conroy, J Doherty, R O’Donoghue

Subs: R Byrne, S Callinan, B Harrison, M Plunkett, R Keane, A O’ Shea, J Flynn, P Ruttledge, B Walsh, P Towey, F Irwin

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