The deadline for initial expressions of interest in the vacant position of manager of the Mayo Senior panel is 6pm tomorrow.
Over the last few days there’s been a fair bit of speculation about who might or might not be going for the position but tonight RTÉ’s Damien Lawlor has broken the story (here) that was doing the round all day, which is that Kevin McStay “has emerged as a strong candidate” for the job and that he’s already assembled a strong backroom team.
The names mentioned in the report in this respect are Stephen Rochford, Donie Buckley, Liam MacHale and Damien Mulligan.
That piece also states – as the local press did earlier this week – that Mike Solan, Ray Dempsey and Declan Shaw are reported to be interested in the position. Whether or not tonight’s news will impact on other nominations may (or, indeed, may not) be revealed once tomorrow evening’s deadline has passed.