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Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch has spawned a fair amount of […]

Stephen’s Christmas call for patience

Photo: Irish Independent (Sportsfile/David Maher) Speaking to Mike Finnerty in this week’s Mayo News (paper and digital variants), new manager Stephen Rochford has called for “a little bit of patience” from supporters ahead of the start of a new year of football action. He’s not asking for too much tolerance from the terraces either, saying that “the way we’ll hopefully be […]

OFFICIAL: Stephen Rochford confirmed as new Mayo manager

Photo: The 42 It’s official, folks – the County Board confirmed a few minutes ago that Stephen Rochford has this evening been formally ratified by the County Board as the new Mayo manager. Stephen has been appointed to the position for an initial three-year term, to be reviewed annually. Stephen’s management team has also been confirmed: Tony McEntee and Donie […]

Rochford’s appointment set to be ratified tonight

Photo: Hogan Stand (Inpho/James Crombie) Both the Western People (Anthony Hennigan) and the Mayo News have tweeted this morning that Stephen Rochford’s appointment as Mayo manager is set to be confirmed at a meeting of the County Board tonight. The original plan, as reported last week, was for this to happen tomorrow night but the discussions with County Board officials […]

Rochy’s backroom team coming together

Photo: Ahead of his meeting with County Board officials at the weekend and his likely ratification next Tuesday as the new Mayo manager, it looks like Stephen Rochford has is busily firming up the details of his proposed backroom team. Tony Leen in the Irish Examiner tweeted last night to confirm earlier reports from a few weeks back that Tony […]

Rochford’s appointment likely to be confirmed next week

Photo: Connacht Tribune The Mayo News (paper and digital versions) is reporting today that the appointment of Stephen Rochford as the new Mayo manager is expected to be formally ratified by the County Board at its next meeting this night week (1st December). Ahead of this, the mediation process being undertaken by Martin Conroy is – according to County Board […]