Mayo unchanged to face Tyrone in All-Ireland semi-final

Updated: Friday, 23 Aug 2013 10:36 | Comments

Mayo stand 70 minutes away from a consecutive All-Ireland final appearance
Mayo stand 70 minutes away from a consecutive All-Ireland final appearance

Mayo have kept faith with the same starting XV that swept aside Donegal for Sunday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone.

As expected, the O'Shea brothers will line out at midfield, while Andy Moran is named at No 15 in a line-up that also contains Cillian O'Connor and Alan Freeman.

Injury forced Moran to miss the concluding stages of Mayo's run to last year's All-Ireland final, but now the fully-fit Ballaghaderreen clubman feels the side are well primed in their pursuit to finally land Sam Maguire.

The comprehensive victory over Donegal did not surprise Moran.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport he said: "We expected to win the game against Donegal, maybe not by the margin we did, but winning it was all we had in mind.

"Our tackles were well-timed on the day and our forwards executed some good turnovers. In saying that it was a bit surreal at the end when we were that far ahead."

Mayo: Robert Hennelly, Tom Cunniffe, Ger Cafferkey, Chris Barrett, Lee Keegan, Donal Vaughan, Colm Boyle, Aidan O'Shea, Seamus O'Shea, Kevin McLoughlin, Keith Higgins, Alan Dillon, Cillian O'Connor, Alan Freeman, Andy Moran (capt) .

Live television coverage of Mayo v Monaghan (minor) and Mayo v Tyrone (senior) from 13:15 on Sunday 25 August on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Ireland only). Live radio coverage of all the day’s action from 14:00 on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ RnaG and RTÉ.ie (Worldwide).

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