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O'Shea boys on course to feature in Mayo's big Omagh assignment

Story by John Melvin

Monday, 20th March, 2017 3:21pm

O'Shea boys on course to feature in Mayo's big Omagh assignment

Seamus and Aidan O'Shea. PHOTO: SPORTSFILE.

AIDAN and Seamus O'Shea are on course to return for Mayo in next Sunday's Allianz National League clash against Tyrone at Omagh.

Both of them played for their club at the weekend and were very much involved in Breaffy's big win over Crossmolina in the Michael Walsh League.

The Breaffy duo played for the full hour and put in strong performances, Aidan working well at full-forward for a period, while Seamus dominated around the midfield area.

With Mayo facing a very tough assignment in Tyrone, manager Stephen Rochford said it was good news to hear that they had played a full game for their club.

But he did not indicate whether they will be named in the panel for Sunday's clash which has a 3 p.m. throw-in due to the time change as the clocks go forward on Saturday night.

He said he would be assessing their fitness during the week before any decision is made on the team selection.

Mayo are in a dangerous position following the shock defeat to Cavan as they are on four points, one point above Cavan, now on three, and they will not be short of confidence for their clash with Kerry this Sunday where a win for them could add more pressure on Mayo should they lose to Tyrone.

It would be ironic if Cavan were to stay up at Mayo's expense but that scenario is very much on the cards if Mayo fail to win at least one of their last two games and even that does not guarantee them Division 1 security for another season.

It could, and possibly will, all come down to the final game on Sunday week, April 2, when Cavan face Roscommon, who are already relegated, and Mayo take on Donegal at MacHale Park.

Dublin, Donegal, Tyrone and Monaghan are all on seven points and Tyrone will be looking for a home win to keep them in with a chance of making the league final.

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