As Mike Finnerty reports for the Mayo News (here), the process for appointing the next manager of the Mayo Senior football team will get underway on Monday week. This was revealed at a meeting of County Board delegates last night.
The reason that work on the appointment is set to start then is, as the report states, because the focus in the immediate term is, as is only right, on the All-Ireland Minor final on Friday week. Once that’s over, the way is then clear to kick-start the appointment process for the next Mayo manager.
It was stated at last night’s meeting that the appointment will be undertaken using a process already designed for this purpose, which forms part of the Mayo GAA Operations Manual. This process was used in the recent past for the U17 and U20 managerial appointments. Once the selection process has been completed, the appointment will then have to be ratified by County Board delegates.
One person who won’t be in the running for the position is former Mayo player and 2017 Footballer of the Year, Andy Moran. It was announced by Leitrim GAA yesterday that the Ballaghaderreen man has accepted an offer to remain on as their manager for a further two years, up to the end of 2024. The best of luck to Andy there.