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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 is for a four-year term.
Details of James’ backroom team were also unveiled tonight. Martin Barrett (Kiltane) joins the management team as selector, with Daniel Forde (Ballycastle) and James Burke (Ardnaree and Ballymun Kickhams) as coaches, the latter assigned to the Dublin-based contingent.
Here’s the official announcement from @MayoGAA:
At tonight’s Co Board meeting James Horan was ratified for a 4 year term as manger of the Mayo Senior Football team, along with his management team of Daniel Forde (@ballycgaa), Martin Barrett (@KiltaneGAA), & James Burke (@ArdnareeSarsGaa). #mayogaa #gaa
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) October 4, 2018
According to the Mayo News (here) other names are likely to be added in due course to the backroom team announced tonight.
Statement from James on taking up the position as manager is here.
The best of luck to James and his colleagues as they take up the reins with the senior team. Finally, we can all start to look forward to 2019.