Five members of the team who contested last year’s Connacht U21 Championship Final have been named in Leitrim team that takes on Mayo tonight (Wednesday) in the first round of the 2015 Championship.
Captain James Rooney is joined by keeper Brendan Flynn, midfield duo Donal Wrynn and Felim McHugh and centre-back Nicholas Moore on this year’s team who face Mayo tonight in McHale Park (7.30 throw-in).
The side also sees five members of last year’s Connacht Minor League winning team make the step up to the U21 grade in their first year with James Mitchell, Oisin Madden, Mark Plunkett, Dean McGovern and Conor Gaffney all starting.
Mayo feature senior stars like Stephen Coen, Diarmuid O’Connor and Patrick Durcan in their side while captain Adam Gallagher is another player marked as one to watch.
Leitrim team to play Mayo:
1 Brendan Flynn St Mary’s Kiltoghert
2 James Mitchell Mohill
3 Gary Butler Fenagh St Caillins
4 Keelan McHugh Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s
5 Oisin Madden Mohill
6 Nicholas Moore Allen Gaels
7 Jack De Lacy St Mary’s Kiltoghert
8 Donal Wynnn Fenagh St Caillin’s
9 Felim McHugh Drumkeerin
10 James Rooney (Captain) Glencar/Manorhamilton
11 Mark Plunkett Aughawillan
12 Daire Farrell St Mary’s Kiltoghert
13 Gary Plunkett Aughawillan
14 Dean McGovern Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s
15 Conor Gaffney Drumreilly
16 Diarmuid McKiernan Allen Gaels
17 Michael Clancy St Patrick’s Dromahair
18 Tommy Rogan Drumkeerin
19 Darragh Gordon Mohill
20 Kevin Shanley Bornacoola
21 Kenny Cox Annaduff
22 Niall Brady Glencar/Manorhamilton
23 Declan Daly Drumkeerin
24 Luke Murphy Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s
25 Niall McLoughlin Glencar/Manorhamilton
26 Gary Fowley St Patrick’s Dromahair
27 Padraig Gallagher Gortletteragh
28 John Reynolds Gortletteragh
29 Barry Nash Carrigallen
30 Enda Fowley St Patrick’s Dromahair
31 Aaron McLoughlin Leitrim Gaels
Mayo team: Mathew Flanagan, Michael Hall, David Kenny, James Stretton, Sean Regan, Stephen Coen, Patrick Durcan, Diarmuid O’Connor, TJ Byrne, Val Roughneen, Adam Gallagher (captain) Darren McHale, Cian Burke, Brian Reape, James Durcan.