Rob Hennelly starts for Mayo as Dublin name weakened team

Rory O’Carroll is back in the Dublin team with Diarmuid Connolly on the bench

Robert Hennelly has been named in goal for Mayo's final Super 8s clash with Donegal on Saturday evening.

Hennelly replaces the injured David Clarke for his first start since the Connacht semi-final defeat to Roscommon. The Breaffy clubman had an excellent league campaign as Mayo claimed the Division 1 title in March.

Midfielder Tom Parsons is also reported to be in the matchday 26 for the first time in over a year after his knee reconstruction.

Meanwhile Dublin and Tyrone have both named weakened teams for their clash in Omagh on Sunday. Both teams have already qualified for the All-Ireland semi-finals. Tyrone have made 15 changes while Dublin have made eight.


The reigning champions look to be resting Ciaran Kilkenny, Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffrey but have still named a strong XV. Rory O'Carroll is in line to make his first start since the The Irish Times revealed in March that he was returning to the capital from his lengthy sojourn in New Zealand.

Diarmuid Connolly is named in the 26, and also expected to make his return to action.

TYRONE: Benny Gallen; Ciaran McLaughlin, Padraig Hampsey, Liam Rafferty; Tiernan McCann, Aidan McCrory, Michael Cassidy; Ben McDonnell, Declan McClure; Richard Donnelly, Kyle Coney, Conan Grugan; David Mulgrew, Connor McAliskey, Conall McCann.

DUBLIN: Stephen Cluxton; Rory O'Carroll, Davy Byrne, Philly McMahon; Eoin Murchan, Jonny Cooper, Robert McDaid; Brian Fenton, James McCarthy; Eric Lowndes, Cormac Costello, Brian Howard; Kevin McManamon, Eoghan O'Gara, Con O'Callaghan.

MAYO: R Hennelly, C Barrett, B Harrison, E O'Donoghue, L Keegan, C Boyle, S Coen, S O'Shea, A O'Shea, F McDonagh, J Doherty, F Boland, C O'Connor, D Coen, J Carr.

Eamon Donoghue

Eamon Donoghue

Eamon Donoghue is a sports journalist with The Irish Times