There’s been precious little to report about on the Mayo GAA front of late, hence the lack of reporting on my part over the last while. That’s unlikely to change between here and the impending festive season, to be honest, and with work about to swallow me whole (I had to take especial care in typing that last bit, wouldn’t want to impart the wrong meaning) over the next month or so I think you’ll have to continue to amuse yourselves with debates like the one that’s been rumbling on for the last while about whether or not we should have sent a team over to New York for the FBD final.
One bit of news that is worth flagging, however, is that Roscommon appear to be on the cusp of filling their long-standing vacancy for a manager, with John Evans apparently set to be confirmed in the post by the Rossies’ County Board tonight. The Killorglin native is a well-known fixture on the managerial circuit, having been in charge of Tipperary’s footballers for a number of years and while he was there he also led their U21 footballers to their first ever Munster title, in 2010. He resigned from from Tipp this spring and then became part of Seamus McEnaney’s backroom team at Meath for this year’s championship. Indeed, Banty was one of the names being bandied about for this job but the Sheepstealers seem to have decided that soap operas aren’t their thing.
I’d say that Evans could be a good appointment for them, though. He’s got a reasonably good track record and he knows his way around the NFL – he brought Tipp from Division 4 to Division 2, though he also brought them back down again – so he could be the man to get the Rossies back on that upward curve that Fergie O’Donnell had them on a few years back.