The Mayo News confirms today (report in paper and digital variants of this week’s issue) that Peter Burke will replace Seán Carey as a selector within Stephen Rochford’s management team for 2017. The Kiltimagh clubman has been part of the Mayo set-up as goalkeeping coach for the past six years and Mike Finnerty states in that Mayo News piece that Peter will continue doing that work next year, while at the same time joining Donie Buckley and Tony McEntee as a selector.
Best of luck to Peter in his new role in the dugout and best wishes too to Seán following his important input on the sideline this year.
That same Mayo News report, by the way, also confirms that Diarmuid O’Connor suffered a hamstring tear playing for DCU last week, which will mean a spell on the sidelines for the two-time Young Footballer of the Year. If ever there was a case of a player needing a proper rest this surely is it. While you never like to see lads having to take an enforced break due to injury, here’s hoping that Diarmuid will now get adequate time for rest and recovery before the madness cranks up again in 2017.