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Mayo's Gibbons gets his reward with starting place against Tyrone

Mickey Harte and James Horan have named their sides for Sunday’s Division 1 meeting in Omagh.

Gibbons, right, scored Mayo's opening goal against Kildare.
Gibbons, right, scored Mayo's opening goal against Kildare.
Image: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

MAYO MANAGER JAMES Horan has made just one change for Sunday’s Division 1 trip to Tyrone, bringing in Jason Gibbons for the injured Tom Parsons.

Gibbons impressed when he replaced Parsons against Kildare last Sunday and scored Mayo’s opening goal in the one-point defeat.

He partners Aidan O’Shea in midfield as last year’s All-Ireland runners-up look to get their league campaign off the ground at the second attempt.

Colm Cavanagh makes his first start of the season, one of five changes made by Mickey Harte to the Tyrone side which drew with Derry.

Emmet McKenna and Tiarnan McCann have both been handed league debuts while Peter Hughes and Ronan O’Neill come into the Red Hand attack.

Throw in at Healy Park, Omagh, is at 2pm on Sunday.

Tyrone: Niall Morgan (Edendork); Aidan McCrory (Errigal Ciaran), Conor Clarke (Omagh), Barry Tierney (Omagh); Ciaran McGinley (Errigal Ciaran), Peter Harte (Errigal Ciaran), Tiarnan McCann (Killyclogher); Colm Cavanagh (Moy), Conan Grugan (Omagh); Emmett McKenna (Eglish), Shea McGuigan (Ardboe), Peter Hughes (Eskra); Darren McCurry (Edendork), Mattie Donnelly (Trillick), Ronan O’Neill (Omagh).
Mayo: Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Kevin Keane (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Lee Keegan (Westport), Shane McHale (Knockmore), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Adam Gallagher (Mayo Gaels); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Andy Moran (capt, Ballaghaderreen), Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore).

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