“No injuries, 26 players in contention!”

fall-out from last Sunday’s dismal Connacht Final against Galway in Pearse Stadium. Insisting he trusted his players in-game decision making, McStay is looking forward to a “different game” this Sunday in MacHale Park in Castlebar.

  “We took a lot of flak since Sunday but I can say that no one planned for the game to turn out like it did and that’s the truth of the matter both from a players points of view and from a management point of view as well. In fact it was the same for both sides. We know it was a poor game but there were some reasons for that. The conditions were horrific and even as we held the ball at the end of the game in the final few seconds the lads said that the wind was just too strong to go for the winning point and I trust them on that.

  “This weekend is a totally different day and a different game now. I can tell you that there are no injuries to any players at all since last Sunday, which is great. The hardest thing that we are going to have to do this week is settle on a match day 26 for the replay and that’s even before we pick the starting team. I can guarantee you that every single player on the 26 who are chosen will be in contention for starting place.”