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Senior squad get to work

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Senior squad get to work

Edwin McGreal

THE initial Mayo senior football panel held their first collective session under newly appointed trainer Jim Kilty on Sunday last at the brand new Elverys Gym at An Sportlann, Castlebar.
An initial open-ended squad believed to contain approximately forty players has been assembled and they were given both stretching and weight programmes by Kilty during a three-hour session.
“We’re feeling our way into things and we will have a look at a lot of players,” selector Tommy Lyons told The Mayo News last night. “It’s important to emphasise that the panel is open ended, we will be looking at other players continuously and if a player’s club form merits it, we’ll bring him in.”
Of the 2006 panel there were no retirements with experienced players like Ciaran McDonald, David Brady, David Heaney, James Nallen, Kevin O’Neill and Aidan Higgins all on board. However, Pat Kelly, James Gill, John Healy, Colum Lyons and Stephen Carolan are not involved at the moment.
Of the new faces there is a sizeable quota from the All-Ireland U-21 winning side with players like Mark Ronaldson, Kenneth O’Malley, Tom Cunniffe and Ger Cafferkey among those called in.
Former inter-county players, Marty McNicholas, Gary Mullins and Pat Navin are all back in harness after a year out while Mickey Mullins of Claremorris and Barry Kelly of Ballaghaderreen are among those rewarded for outstanding club performances this season.

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