Mark Ronaldson was named in John O’Mahony’s starting 15 to face Dublin this Sunday in McHale Park, despite the Shurle Glencorrib player having his appeal over a four week ban turned down by a hearing committee on Wednesday night. No official word has yet been confirmed if Ronaldson is to appeal the decision of the committee which will see him miss Sunday’s game and the game the following Saturday night against Derry, with the suspension due to expire at midnight after the trip to Celtic Park on March 13.
Trevor Mortimer comes back into the side at right half forward following his suspension after picking up a red card against Galway in the opening round with Barry Kelly dropping to the bench.
Also included in the Mayo subs for the game is the returning pair of Alan Dillon and Conor Mortimer who have just rejoined the panel following a winter break overseas.
Mayo: David Clarke; Donal Vaughan, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Peadar Gardiner, Trevor Howley, Kevin McLoughlin; Tom Parsons, Ronan McGarrity; Andy Moran, Seamus O’Shea, Trevor Mortimer; Enda Varley, Aidan O’Shea; Mark Ronaldson.