James Horan threw a curve ball with his team selection for Sunday's Connacht semi-final against Roscommon, by omitting his captain Andy Moran from the starting line up. The Ballaghaderren man's omissions from the starting 15 will be the big talking point ahead of the throw in, with Breaffy's Conor O'Shea coming into the starting line-up for his first championship start in a new look Mayo team that will see O'Shea line up alongside his two older brothers Aidan and Seamus. Conor will line out at centre half forward with Burrishoole's Jason Doherty on one side of him and Ballintubber's Diarmuid O'Connor on the other flank. The full forward line will see Alan Freeman return to the focal point of the attack with Kevin McLoughlin and Cillian O'Connor either side of him.
Robbie Hennelly remains in goal, with Ger Cafferekey coming back into the number three shirt after picking up an injury in the league semi-final against Derry, with Keith Higgins back to his traditional corner back slot with Tom Cunniffe in the other corner, while the trusted trio of Colm Boyle, Lee Keegan (who will captain the side ) and Donal Vaughan make up the half-back line.
More on this in Friday's Mayo Advertiser.