FBD panel for 2019
BigJmchalepark (Mayo) - Posts: 8 - 30/12/2018 18:46:30
what is the panel ???
culmore (None) - Posts: 1312 - 31/12/2018 19:51:17
This was a rough list of panel back in November i think, wouldnt be too far off id say..
Rob Hennelly (Breaffy)
David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)
Michael Schlingerman (Kiltimagh)
Ben Doyle (Westport)
Cian Burke (Ardnaree)
James McCormack (Claremorris)
Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunus)
Colm Boyle (Davitts)
Caolan Crowe (Garrymore)
Lee Keegan (Westport)
Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels)
Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)
Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites)
Cathal Horan (Kilmovee)
Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
Eoin O' Donoghue (Belmullet)
Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)
Stephen Coen (Hollymount Carramore)
Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)
David Drake (Ballaghadreen)
Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber)
Seamus O Shea (Breaffy)
Matthew Ruane (Breaffy)
Fionn McDonagh (Westport)
Diarmuid O Connor (Ballintubber)
Andy Moran (Ballaghadreen)
Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
Cillian O Connor (Ballintubber)
Kevin McGloughlan (Knockmore)
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
Evan Regan (Ballina)
Aidan O Shea (Breaffy)
Conor Diskin (Claremorris)
Tommy Conroy (Kiltane)
James Carr (Ardagh)
James Durcan (Castlebar)
James Kelly (Belmullet)
Ryan O' Donoghue (Belmullet)
Colm Moran (Westport)
Oisin McGloughlin (Westport)
Fergal Boland (Aughamore)
Aidan O' Sullivan (The Neale)
Darren Coen (Hollymount Carramore)
Ciaran Treacy (Ballina )
Mikey Murray (Ballina)
Brian Reape (Moy Davitts)
Cian Hanley (Ballaghdereen)
tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 223 - 03/01/2019 11:10:59
that's about the best bunch of players in the County. a lot of them were given chances last year in FBD and League but failed to make an impression. A lot of the regulars for the last few years are now well into their thirties and cant see them improving on their performances next year over the last few years. Not looking good overall for any success this year, better to got with a very young team and build them over a few years , a good young one is always going to be better than a good ould one lol.
culmore (None) - Posts: 1312 - 03/01/2019 20:04:24
Thanks for the listing Tommy. It'd be fair to say that it doesn't include too many unfamiliar names. It's a bit like Donegal of 2014 in terms of trying to get one more serious campaign out of more or less the same players following a bad year (by the standards set previously).
I know where you're coming from Culmore, but if there are younger guys who are at the same level as the older ones then I'm sure JH will give them game time if they're in the panel. If they aren't ready yet and so haven't even made the panel, bringing them in at the expense of guys who know what's necessary would be a gamble which might be better deferred. It'd be fair to say we wouldn't be contenders with 7 or 8 under 23s introduced now for at least 3 years. Even most Kerry supporters, who generally expect regardless of the development stage of their team, know that they'll be doing well to win an AI in the next two years, and they have a large number of prospects, never mind the likes of Clifford who has already shown he could be one of the best.
I think we're pretty well stocked with defenders (what's new) and can field a relatively good defence without Boyle, Higgins or Barrett, but for the team to have a chance this year the great hopes of Regan and Loftus will need to be pushing Andy off the team at the other end, and not because he's slowed down. One of Hanley or James Durcan will also need to be putting pressure on Jason Doherty or even one of the teams best footballers Kevin Mc. If we don't see this happening then we know we're not going to see any greater depth than we've had... just reliance on guys who were good enough to win when younger, but with very thin backup. For me it's a case of hoping to be surprised this year rather than any real expectation. I'm sure the players will be seeing it differently.
Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1819 - 04/01/2019 14:52:44
Is it Tommy Goals Conroy(2013 all Ireland winner)from kiltane or Tommy Conroy u20s last year from the Neale that was shooting the lights out .Both are exceptional players who both deserve a chance of action.
BigJmchalepark (Mayo) - Posts: 8 - 04/01/2019 17:20:58
Team against Leitrim
Mayo get their 2019 campaign up & running on Sunday when new manager James Horan takes his team to Carrick on Shannon to face Leitrim in the FBD league opener.
The team named shows a mix of youth & experience as Mayo look to start their season with a win with exciting new faces such as James McCormack, Fionn McDonagh, Colm Moran & Brian Reape all starting. Throw in on Sunday is 1.30pm:
1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
2. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
5. Lee Keegan - Westport
6. James McCormack - Claremorris
7. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
8. Seamie O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
11. Jason Doherty- Burrishoole(C)
12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
13. Colm Moran - Westport
14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
15. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites.
BigJmchalepark (Mayo) - Posts: 8 - 04/01/2019 22:15:44
Man of the match, (mid west radio) Fergal Boland looks like the real deal, and the first new natural forward since the departure of Mort. The lads have been putting in very hard training sessions over the Christmas and got tired towards the end yesterday. Leitrim always target the FBD as the only trophy they have any chance of winning, they did very well yesterday and in fairness should have won. Looking forward to the trip to Tuam...
martinjoe (Mayo) - Posts: 403 - 07/01/2019 08:40:23
Interesting game this Sunday in Tuam. We were very flat in the second half v Leitrim but it is ore season. I would like to see more young/new players involved like Diskin and Coen up front. Matthew Ruane etc...
I'm Not looking for victory although it would be "nice" to beat Galway...the league and championship are more important. It's about finding players this time of year.
yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9404 - 10/01/2019 17:10:12
Even with both teams missing a lot of regulars and trying a fair number of new faces this is bound to attract a decent crowd to Tuam. I think Mayo's general lack of vigour at this time of the year makes it likely that Galway will chalk up another win but, as you say Yew, it'd be nice to have one over them, even in the FBD, just to stop the trend. At the same time, it's not likely anyone will lose sleep or hope on the back of the result. It'd be good to see the forwards on show put in a lively performance.
A few Galway posters now fancy that it'll be them or no one to stop the Dubs getting to 5, but there were no real hints of this from last summer. The only thing we might see signs of from this game, but more particularly the league, is if they're evolving out of their overly defensive game plan. Without this and the players being able to become more flexible, they won't be able to put it up to the Dubs, and probably would still be behind Tyrone and in the chasing pack generally. Not sure how they'd do against ourselves in a big summer game since no one knows where we're at or how we'll go. Relegation from Div 1 would be less of a surprise to me than Mayo making the league (or any) final this year, but who knows... it'd be great to be wrong.
Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1819 - 10/01/2019 18:46:49
Well another defeat to Galway but im not too disappointed as the FBD is about finding out about new players.
Pros: Reape and Diskin up front. Fionn McDonagh has something about him. Harrison done ok at full back while drake at coner back was steady. Boyler looks well up for it, love his attitude. Hennelly's lockouts were good but still prone to loosing he head as we saw him towards the end. Hames McCormack looking good too. We never seem to have trouble producing half backs.
Cons: Allowing a team back into it again and again although that goal was coming we should have been pushing for another score or 2 when 3/4 points up and not trying to play keep ball.
Midfield is a problem and I wouldn't have introduced Keegan or Moran and instead thrown Darren Coen Or Colm Moran In for example.
2 weeks now to the NFL opener v roscommon.
yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9404 - 14/01/2019 18:02:55
We did very well in the game yesterday.Things that we will improve on before the league.Wr gave the ball away 35 times and our shot selection can improve.We scored 6 from a possible 14.
Pros- Michael Plunkett, James Mc Cormack,James Kelly,Fionn Mc Donagh,Conor Diskin , Fergal Boland (during the two games).Colm Moran is a class act and come the league he will be rating to go.Andy was flying when he came on
Cons- Why was Conor Loftus taken off.He pulled the strings from no 11 and worked very hard .These young lads needs games.No game time for Matthew Ruane who is well good enough as well as Ciaran Treacy who won every single run after the game between all the subs and players who came on.He only got 4 mins against Leitrim.Darren Coen with no game time.
BigJmchalepark (Mayo) - Posts: 8 - 14/01/2019 18:33:48