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Mayo’s floodlit fixture to go ahead

SELECTED Alan Feeney

Mayo’s floodlit fixture to go ahead

Mike Finnerty

TOMORROW night’s FBD Connacht League match between Mayo and GMIT looks set to go ahead at McHale Park, Castlebar — despite considerable debate about a planning issue relating to the ground’s floodlights at a meeting of Castlebar Town Council last night (Thursday).
The Mayo News understands that clarification was sought by Cllr Michael Kilcoyne about whether or not planning permission was required to move the floodlights into position for a match situation.
However, despite some confusion over the issue last night, it now looks almost certain that tomorrow night’s game will be played as scheduled.
Meanwhile, Mayo manager James Horan has made one change to the team which had been picked to take on Leitrim in last weekend’s postponed first round encounter.
Castlebar Mitchels captain Alan Feeney comes into the team at left-corner back to replace his brother, Richie, who misses out due to a foot injury.
GMIT are managed by former Mayo midfielder, Pat Fallon, and their squad also contains Ballintubber goalkeeper Brendan Walsh and Ballyhaunis half-forward Niall Prenty.
Saturday night’s game throws-in at 7.30pm.

David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Cathal Hallinan (Ballintubber), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Alan Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels); Trevor Howley (Knockmore), Mike Nestor (Ballintubber), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Ronan McGarrity (Ballina Stephenites), Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels); Aidan Campbell (Swinford), Austin O’Malley (St. Vincent’s, Dublin), Aidan Kilcoyne (Knockmore); Kevin Dolan (Tourmakeady), Andy Moran (captain) (Ballaghaderreen), Brian Benson (Crossmolina).