Mayo still without Alan Dillon and Cillian O'Connor

Updated: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 16:28 | Comments

Cillian O'Connor has resumed training and will hope to see some action this spring
Cillian O'Connor has resumed training and will hope to see some action this spring

Alan Dillon and Cillian O’Connor will both be absentees for Mayo when they face Dublin in the Allianz Football League at Croke Park on Saturday.

Dillon did come on as a late substitute in the defeat to Tyrone on 10 February, but suffered a recurrence of a long-term injury and has not trained since.

Fellow Ballintubber player, O’Connor broke his collarbone while playing a club league game last October and was only set to resume training this week.

Better news for the Connacht champions is that Donal Vaughan, Colm Boyle and Richie Feeney have recovered from injury setbacks and will line out against the Dubs.

Vaughan and Boyle make up the half-back line alongside Lee Keegan, while Feeney is named at No 12. 

Jason Gibbons and Barry Moran form a new partnership in midfield, while Kenneth O'Malley takes over in goal from David Clarke and Enda Varley gets a start in the full-forward line after coming on a sub against Tyrone 

James Horan’s side went down by a point to Tyrone, a week after they secured an opening day in the league after beating Kerry and will be looking for a third consecutive win over their Leinster opponents at the weekend.

Mayo XV to play Dublin in Allianz FL at Croke Park on Saturday 2 March, throw-in 7.00pm:

1 Kenneth O'Malley, 2 Chris Barrett, 3 Ger Cafferkey, 4 Keith Higgins, 5 Lee Keegan, 6 Donal Vaughan, 7 Colm Boyle, 8 Jason Gibbons, 9 Barry Moran, 10 Kevin McLoughlin, 11 Aidan O'Shea, 12 Richie Feeney, 13 Enda Varley, 14 Jason Doherty, 15 Michael Conroy

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