New Mayo boss Rochford names 23-man panel for his first game

The Heather County will be without a number of notable players who are out injured.

Stephen Rochford was ratified as Mayo's new manager last month.
Stephen Rochford was ratified as Mayo's new manager last month.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Updated at 14.50

NEW BOSS STEPHEN Rochford has named his first panel since being ratified as manager last month, with 23 players included in the squad to face NUI Galway on Sunday.

It’s an experimental selection, with a number of notable absentees, who are unavailable due to either injury or other commitments.

Players from Castlebar Mitchels, Hollymount-Carramore and Ardnaree Sarsfields were not included due to their involvement in the upcoming All-Ireland club championships.

The FBD Insurance League clash takes place in MacHale Park, Castlebar, at 2pm.

Mayo squad to play NUI Galway

Colm Boyle (Davitts)
Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites)
Caolan Crowe (Garrymore)
Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
Andrew Farrell (Killala)
Matthew Flanagan (Balla)
Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber)
Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)
Robert Hennelly (Breaffy)
Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)
Kevin Keane (Westport)
David Kenny (Aghamore)
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
Darren McHale (Knockmore)
Shane McHale (Knockmore)
Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
Shane Nally (Garrymore)
Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites)
Tom Parsons (Charlestown)
Mark Ronaldson (Shrule-Glencorrib)
Keith Ruttledge (Knockmore)
James Stretton (Claremorris)
Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane)

Unavailable due to college football commitments 

Conor O’Shea (Breaffy — NUI Galway)
Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber — DCU)
Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites — UUJ)

Unavailable due to injury and other commitments  

Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)
Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina)
Michael Conroy (Davitts)
Alan Dillon (Ballintubber)
Michael Hall (Breaffy)
Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)
Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber)
Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
David Drake (Ballaghaderreen)
Alan Freeman (Aghamore)
Lee Keegan (Westport)
Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)
Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe)

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