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James Horan confirmed as manager

Photo: Sky Sports James Horan was tonight confirmed as the new Mayo manager, returning to the position he previously held for four seasons up to the end of the 2014 championship campaign. His appointment was ratified tonight at a meeting of County Board club delegates, on foot of a recommendation from the County Board Executive which met beforehand. The appointment […]

It has to be Horan

Photo: Balls.ie The process leading to the appointment of the next manager of the Mayo senior football team is now underway. Both James Horan – who previously held the post with great distinction between 2010 and 2014 – and Mike Solan, the current U20 manager who also led the county to U21 All-Ireland success in 2016, have been nominated for […]

Horan nominated for manager’s job

Photo: Belfast Telegraph Nominations closed at 1pm today for the vacant Mayo manager’s position and it’s been widely reported over the last few hours that James Horan’s name has been put forward to fill the role. The Mayo News broke the story this morning on Twitter about James’ impending nomination and several sources had it by lunchtime – RTÉ, Irish […]

Mayo News football podcast – manager update

This Wednesday is the deadline for clubs to submit nominations for the vacant post of Mayo senior football manager. Ahead of this deadline it’s difficult to speculate on when the new manager will be in place or indeed who that new manager might be but this latest managerial furore to engulf the county does raise a number of pertinent questions […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Rochford resigns

When the news broke on Monday evening that Stephen Rochford had resigned as Mayo manager it came as a bombshell to Mayo GAA supporters and the wider GAA world alike. Just two weeks previously, Stephen had confirmed his intention to stay on for 2019 and he was in the midst of assembling a new backroom team for next year when […]

The day the music died

Not exactly full of enthusiasm about Sunday’s All-Ireland final? Sure, me too. But fear not because the gift that just keeps on giving – the GAA equivalent of a Netflix blockbuster series – has come good once again. No county does GAA soap operas like we do and, boy, this time we’ve put on quite the production. I understand, though […]

Rochy resigns

Photo: Independent.ie After a day of rumours and counter-rumours, Stephen Rochford has this evening announced he’s stepping down as Mayo manager. Here, in full, is the statement he’s just issued, bringing to an end his three-year tenure: After a meeting of the Mayo GAA Board’s Executive Committee last night, held to discuss the management team I had assembled to manage […]