Mayo GAA senior hurling manager Derek Walsh has made two changes to his side ahead of their crucial Round 5 Christy Ring game with Derry this afternoon.

Throw in is at 1:00pm at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park in Castlebar. 

Tooreen's Eoin Delaney is named at corner-forward in place of his clubmate Kenny Feeney in attack with Gary Nolan set to start at corner-back in place of Brian Hunt this weekend.

Bobby Douglas continues to impress in goals with Mark Phillips, Paul Kirwan and David Kenny now all regular starters. 

Stephen Coyne is named at full-back this weekend, switching positions with centre-back Ger McManus for consecutive weeks.

After a hugely impressive win against Sligo last time out Walsh has remained loyal to his midfield pairing of Keith Higgins and Daniel Huane. 

Upfront Eoin Delaney slots in at corner-forward with Joe McManus and captain Shane Boland back playing their best hurling. 

The powerful and athletic Mayo half-forward line is the same as against Sligo with Sean Kenny, the formidable Joe Mooney and Adrian Phillips named to start for consecutive weeks. 

There will be live commentary on Midwest Radio with Micheal D McAndrew and Frank Browne.

 

Mayo Senior Hurling Team as Follows :

  1. Bobby Douglas Tooreen
  2. Gary Nolan Tooreen
  3. Stephen Coyne Tooreen
  4. Paul Kirwan Ballyhaunis

5.Mark Phillips Ballyhaunis

  1. Ger McManus St. Jude's Dublin
  2. David Kenny Tooreen
  3. Keith Higgins Ballyhaunis
  4. David Huane Tooreen
  5. Sean Kenny Tooreen
  6. Joe Mooney Loughrea Galway
  7. Adrian Phillips Ballyhaunis
  8. Eoin Delaney Tooreen
  9. Joe McManus St. Jude's Dublin
  10. Shane Boland (C}) Tooreen

 

SUBS

  1. Barry Lane Castlebar Mitchels Hurling
  2. Brian Hunt Ballyhaunis
  3. Kenny Feeney Tooreen
  4. Patrick Lyons Tooreen
  5. Conal Hession Tooreen
  6. Darren Murray Ballina Stephenites
  7. Kealan Gallagher Westport
  8. Shane Crennigan Tooreen
  9. Danny Hill Ballyhaunis
  10. Conor Murray Castlebar Mitchels Hurling
  11. Eoghan Roe Claremorris.
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