Carnacon name their side for Sunday's All-Ireland Club Senior Football Semi-Final
Tyrone outfit St Macartan’s captured a very first Ulster senior title recently, when they defeated 2016 All-Ireland champions Donaghmoyne.
Their reward is a first All-Ireland semi-final against the five-time winners Carnacon, who have Australia-bound Cora Staunton pulling the strings in attack.
It’s very much a family affair for St Macartan’s, with 2010 All-Ireland finalist with Tyrone, Cathy Maguire, joined by sisters Joline (captain), Maria and Paula, along with cousin Lynda.
St Macs are managed by former Tyrone All-Ireland medallist Ryan McMenamin, who’s married to midfielder Maura (nee Kelly).
Home advantage should count for something but Carnacon are battle-hardened and their Mayo contingent are fuelled by the hurt of defeat to Dublin at Croke Park in September.
St Macartan’s: N McKenna; S McQuaid, M Donnelly, M Treanor; S McCarroll, N McGirr, L Donnelly; M McMenamin, C McQuaid; S McRory, C Maguire, P Donnelly; S McGirr, C McCaffrey, J Donnelly (c).
Carnacon: M Higgins; S McGing, M Carter, S Larkin; M McGing, M Corbett, D Hughes; F McHale, E Flannery; L Dowling, A Dowling, A Brennan; E Cosgrave, C Staunton (c), B Bruton.