Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has named his side to take on Dublin in the All-Ireland football final. The two sides played out an intriguing draw a fortnight ago, with Cillian O’Connor’s late late show meaning that they must do it all over again.
The Connacht side are bidding for their first All-Ireland title since 1951, while the Dubs are bidding for their first successful defence of the Sam Maguire Cup since 1977.
While it was Mayo who had to dig deep to secure the draw, perhaps they feel like they should have won the game last time out, having scored two own-goals in the first half. Dublin led by five at the break, but the men from the west kept battling and few can deny that the draw was a deserved result in the end.
Rochford has named his team for the replay, and hopes will be high that this can be the side that will bring the All-Ireland title west of the Shannon and into Mayo for the first time since 1951.
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