Terry Reilly of the Irish Examiner is reporting via Twitter (with thanks to Digits for the heads-up on this) that Enda Gilvarry was this evening named as the new manager of the Mayo minors. The Mayo News stated earlier in the week that the decision on the appointment of the manager of the minor team would be made on Thursday and while there’s not yet any official announcement confirming the appointment, there’s no reason either to doubt the veracity of Terry’s story.
Enda has a strong pedigree within the Mayo GAA scene, having been a member of the most recent team – in 1985 – that claimed All-Ireland success at minor level for the county. He went on to manage his native Ballina to senior county success in 2003 and 2004 and he has also been in charge of nearby Killala. He joined former minor boss Tony Duffy’s backroom team as a selector last year and has now seen off opposition from the joint ticket of John Kelly and Vinnie Gavin to become the new man at the helm for the county’s minor team. Best of luck to him in the role.