3 players to watch out for next Sunday
THE young centre-half back was flagged up a few years ago as a teenager with a bright future, and he won some more admirers last weekend after managing to keep tabs on Aidan O’Shea.
McCormack also put in a good shift against Ballintubber on Sunday week last so it seems as though the 20 year-old is finding his best form at just the right time from a Claremorris perspective.
Michael Solan had him in with the Mayo under-21 squad earlier this year and, by all accounts, he has the attitude and ability to play at a higher level.
HE may not be as well known in GAA circles as his brother Shane, but the talented half-back is an excellent footballer in his own right.
Having played some junior rugby with Ballinrobe in the past, it’s no surprise that Nally loves the cut and thrust of club football.
He’s a strong, athletic wing-back who attacks in straight lines and is as comfortable on the ball as he is winning breaks.
If Garrymore are serious about beating Castlebar then it’s men like Nally who will be leading the charge, putting in the hits, and driving Mitchels backwards.
THE versatile Mitchels man has played most of his football in recent times in the full-back line and done a damn fine job back there too.
So much so that he was called into the Mayo panel at the start of this year by Stephen Rochford.
Unfortunately, an injury impacted on McDonagh’s chances of making an impression and so he had been released back to Castlebar again by the time the championship came around.
A Mayo minor in 2008, McDonagh should be approaching his footballing peak around now and has the physique and ability to maybe make another burst for a Mayo jersey.