The Mayo team has been announced for next Saturday's meeting with Down. INPHO/James Crombie
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Mayo announce unchanged side for Down clash

James Horan has resisted the temptation to bring star midfielder Aidan O’Shea into his line-up for Saturday’s game in Croke Park.

AIDAN O’SHEA HAS not been named in the Mayo team for Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with Down in Croke Park as manager James Horan has announced an unchanged side from the one that defeated Sligo in the Connacht final.

There had been speculation that O’Shea was poised to start his first game in over three months for the county after shaking off injury problems and making a major impact when introduced in the provincial decider. But the Breaffy player has not been included in the side released this morning.

MAYO SF: David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Kevin Keane (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Danny Geraghty (Ballintubber); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber); Enda Varley (Garrymore), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen), Jason Doherty (Burrishoole).

Meanwhile the Mayo minor football management have made two changes for their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Tipperary on Saturday in Croke Park at 3pm. Joe Geraghty is selected at right corner-back while James Quinn is named at right corner-forward with David McHale and Conor Byrne the two players to make way.

MAYO MF: Conor O’Malley (Westport); Joe Geraghty (Ballintubber), Sean Moran (Kiltimagh), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Cian Burke (Ardnaree Sarsfields), Kevin Lynch (Mayo Gaels); Brian Mullen (Westport), Adam Gallagher (Mayo Gaels); Eoghan Lavin (Kiltimagh), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); James Quinn (Ballinrobe), Sean Regan (Ballina Stephenites), Shane Hennelly (Shrule/Glencorrib).

Finally the Mayo team has also been announced for Saturday’s All-Ireland junior football semi-final against Lancashire in the Old Bedians Ground in Manchester.

MAYO JF: Paul Mannion (Mayo Gaels); Liam O’Malley (Burrishoole), Niall McCormack (Islandeady), Barry Leonard (Lahardane); Oisin Quinn (Moy Davitts), Ollie Feeney (Islandeady), Dennis McNamara (Achill); Ronan McNamara (Davitts), Peter Collins (Islandeady); Padraig McManamon (Burrishoole), Alan Egan – Bonniconlon), Simon Cloherty (Parke); Aidan McTigue (Davitts), Colin Dempsey (Swinford), Enda McManamon (Burrishoole).

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