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Doherty to start against Galway, O'Shea in reserve again and Moran set for 150th Mayo appearance

The sides meet in Pearse Stadium in Sunday’s Connacht semi-final.

JASON DOHERTY COMES into the Mayo attack for Sunday’s Connacht semi-final against Galway in the only change from their opening round win over Sligo, with Aidan O’Shea again held in reserve.

The Mayo team huddle Mayo aim to reach a Connacht decider on Sunday. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Doherty came on in the first half of that quarter-final success in Castlebar and is now named to start at wing-forward instead of the injured Conor O’Shea.

Jason Doherty Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Two-time All-Star O’Shea is again not named in the starting fifteen with Donal Vaughan another established player that will be amongst the substitutes.

Aidan O'Shea and Mark Breheny Source: James Crombie/INPHO

It will be a landmark game for corner-forward Andy Moran as he will make his 150th appearance for Mayo after making his senior championship debut in New York in 2004.

Chairle Harrison and Andy Moran Source: James Crombie/INPHO

There are eight survivors from last year’s Connacht semi-final loss to Galway with David Clarke, Chris Barrett, Ger Cafferkey, Seamus O’Shea, Fergal Boland, Diarmuid O’Connor and Moran all set to start this time.

O’Shea, O’Connor and Moran all came on as substitutes in that 1-12 to 0-12 loss last June.

Mayo

1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

2. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
3. Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites)
4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)

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5. Colm Boyle (Davitts)
6. Lee Keegan (Westport)
7. Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)

8. Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)
9. Tom Parsons (Charlestown)

10. Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
11. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)
12. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)

13. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
14. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber – captain)
15. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)

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