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Horan's not getting ahead of game in Mayo quest for glory

JAMES HORAN has called on Mayo's more excitable fans to cool the jets and stop talking of All-Ireland quarter-finals when they haven't even reached a Connacht final.

Mayo's 17-point cruise past a shambolic Galway has sparked another wave of hysteria among a minority of Mayo fans – referred to by the manager as "the couple of hundred people that said, 'It'll be great to have Cillian (O'Connor) and Mickey (Conroy) back for August."

KILDARE'S Leinster U21 winning captain Tommy Moolick has left the Lilywhites' senior squad and is heading to Boston for the summer, having failed to make the match-day panel against Offaly. He joins teammate Pádraig Fogarty in stepping away - Fogarty didn't rejoin the senior fold after the U21 campaign.

JIM McGUINNESS is planning to start Donegal's Ulster semi-final against Down without All Star duo Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher.

With Gallagher awaiting the results of a scan to identify knee ligament damage, and Lacey recovering from minor keyhole surgery to repair knee cartilage, the Donegal boss admitted: "I would feel it (the Down game on Sunday week) is beyond their reach. I don't think they'll start."

JACK BRADY is back on the Cavan team for Sunday's Ulster SFC quarter-final against Fermanagh, having been listed originally only to make a late withdrawal against Armagh last month. Brady is named on the '40' at the expense of namesake Killian Brady for the Enniskillen clash. Otherwise, manager Terry Hyland keeps faith with the team that ambushed Armagh.

CAVAN (SF v Fermanagh): C Gilsenan; J McLoughlin,

R Dunne, K Clarke; J McEnroe, A Clarke, R Flanagan; D O'Reilly, D Givney; C Mackey, J Brady, F Flanagan; N McDermott, M Dunne, E Keating.


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