Team news: Hanley to make first championship start for Mayo

June 08, 2018

Mayo's Cian Hanley and Johnny Heaney of Galway.
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Cian Hanley will make his first championship start for Mayo against Limerick in the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers at the Gaelic Grounds tomorrow.

A younger brother of Pearce, Hanley linked up Stephen Rochford's squad back in February after having returned home from a four-year spell in Australia with the Brisbane Lions.

The Ballaghaderreen youngster, who came as a substitute in the Connacht quarter-final defeat to Galway, starts at wing-forward.

Ger Cafferkey has been named at full-back while Evan Regan and captain Cillian O'Connor also come in to bolster the attack.

Making way are Tom Parsons (injured), Diamuid O'Connor (suspended), Jason Doherty and Conor Loftus.

Meanwhile, the returning Lee Keegan is kept in reserve following a spell on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

Mayo (All-Ireland SFC v Limerick): David Clarke; Eoin O'Donoghue, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Colm Boyle, Chris Barrett, Patrick Durcan; Seamus O'Shea, Stephen Coen; Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O'Shea, Cian Hanley; Evan Regan, Cillian O'Connor, Andy Moran.

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