The Mayo News have an exclusive story this week, as they reveal details of James Horan’s return to sideline duties. The former manager of the county team is going back his roots too, as he’s taking on a backroom role with Ballintubber. The club that he steered to a first ever senior county title back in 2010 are now managed by Tony Duffy – with joint-manager Peter Forde having stepped down, the ex-Mayo minor manager is now is sole charge of the current county champions – and James has taken on a role as ‘Performance Co-ordinator’.
What does this title mean when it’s at home? According to the Mayo News, James’ duties in the role will involve coaching, tailoring a training plan, and attacking play. Others have a different view of what the job may entail:
— James Horan’s Cap (@JamesHoransCap) January 13, 2015
Whatever it is, it’s only right to wish James the best of luck in his new role.
Also in this week’s Mayo News, Seán Rice pays a really nice tribute to the late Dan O’Neill, in the way that only someone with the breadth of knowledge of Mayo GAA that Sean has could. Lovely stuff.