Ahead of tomorrow night’s well-trailed meeting between James Horan and County Board officials, Terry Reilly in the Irish Examiner is reporting this morning that James Horan “has no intention” of stepping down from the position. Furthermore, Terry says that while changes to James’ backroom team are expected to be made, with James Nallen’s future involvement a major doubt, it looks as if the bulk of the current team – including key men such as Donie Buckley, Tom Prendergast and Ed Coughlan – have agreed to stay on for the coming year. You’d never know, Santy might even sort them all out with iPads ahead of the FBD.
In other news, this report in the Irish Independent states that Aidan O’Shea is “leaning towards” playing solely for Breaffy this coming weekend. He’s also due to play in the second International Rules test against Australia at Croke Park on Saturday night but quite sensibly it looks as if he’s prepared to give priority to his club’s first ever county final appearance the following afternoon.