Mayo GAA confirmed within the last hour that Mike Solan has pulled out of the race to be the next Mayo manager. The statement issued by Mayo GAA confirming the news is here.
With James Horan the sole remaining candidate in the field the way now appears clear for the Ballintubber clubman to retake the reins as bainisteoir of the county’s senior team. The statement confirms as much as it says that “the officers of Mayo GAA will now meet with James Horan to discuss his management team and plans for 2019.”
So, by the looks of it, this process will be concluded soon enough, which is great as it means that thoughts can then turn fully towards 2019. And not before time too.
Today’s statement also pays tribute to Mike Solan for allowing his name to go forward for the post and adds that we “look forward to seeing him involved with Mayo GAA in the future.” And so say all of us.