There are now, according to this report in the Mayo News, four candidates left in the running for the Mayo manager’s job and all of them – James Horan, Tommy Lyons, Tony McGarry and John Maughan – are set to be interviewed over the next few days with the process finally being concluded early next week. The two other candidates who were in contention for the post – Denis Kearney and Tommy Carr – are now officially out of the race.
Mike reports that Maughan remains the clear favourites with the bookies for the job (as he’s been for some time) but that the odds on Tommy Lyons have shortened in recent days, perhaps on the back of this rather odd article in the Connaught Telegraph. James Horan is still second favourite for the position and it looks as if the race is, to all intents and purposes, a three-way one, with Tony McGarry now a distant 14/1 outsider with the bookies.
The exact details of the formal selection process – including who sits on the interview panel – is due to be decided by the County Board Executive tonight and these arrangements are then likely to be endorsed by the full County Board which is due to meet afterwards. Once the four have been interviewed, the selection panel will then come back to the County Board with a name for ratification. And then we’ll have nothing at all to talk about …
So, with the clock ticking on the appointment process, it’s time for a third and final poll on the issue. No messin’ this time, lads – who do you really think is going to get the gig?