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Rochford sticks to his guns as Mayo unchanged for take two with Kerry

The All-Ireland semi-final replay throws in at 3pm in Croke Park tomorrow.

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.
Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

STEPHEN ROCHFORD HAS restored faith in his starting Mayo side to face Kerry in their All-Ireland semi-final replay tomorrow.

After last week’s titanic clash which finished 2-14 a-piece, he’s gone with the same fifteen for tomorrow’s meeting in Croke Park (throw-in 3pm, live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena).

There are some positional changes to the way Rochford had his side playing last Sunday, while Aidan O’Shea again dons the number 11 jersey following the hype surrounding his defensive role.

Paddy Durcan — their hero from the bench last week — has again been held in reserve.

All-Star corner back Keith Higgins is set for his 140th appearance in the green and red jersey, his 60th in the championship since making his competitive debut in 2005.

Kerry meanwhile, have made just one change as Donnchadh Walsh returns from injury.


1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

2. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)
3. Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe)
4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)

5. Lee Keegan (Westport)
6. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
7. Colm Boyle (Davitts)

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

10. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
12. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)

13. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
14. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber – captain)
15. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)

A list of substitutes has not been released.

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Donnchadh Walsh returns from injury as Kerry make one change for Mayo replay

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